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Wolves legend Roy Swinbourne dies aged 86

Roy Swinbourne at the Molineux Credit: ITV Central

The legendary Wolves striker Roy Swinbourne has died aged 86, the club has announced.

Roy started his career with Wolves’ nursery club in Yorkshire – Wath Wanderers – before moving to Molineux and turning professional in 1946.

After two years carrying out national service with the RAF, he made his Wolves debut against Fulham in 1949.

One of Wolves' Honved Heroes, he scored 114 goals in 230 appearances for Wolves between 1946 and 1957 - arguably none were as famous than the two in Wolves’ 3-2 win against Honved in 1954.

His key contribution to Wolves’ history was marked when he was inducted into the club’s Hall of Fame in 2011.

A general view of Molineux Credit: Clint Hughes / EMPICS Sport

Roy passed away in the early hours of this morning at a nursing home in Kidderminster following a long battle with vascular dementia.

As a mark of respect, Wolves players will wear black armbands in tomorrow's game at Charlton.

Any supporters wishing to pay tribute to Roy are invited to send their memories to fans@wolves.co.uk, and the club will pass them on to the Swinbourne family.