Tributes have been paid to former Boro striker John O’Rourke who died on Thursday night aged 71.
Former Middlesbrough FC captain Gordon Jones said O'Rourke told him his happiest time was at Middlesbrough.
O’Rourke is best remembered by Boro supporters for the 30 goals he scored to help the club win promotion from the old Division Three in 1966-67 just 12 months after relegation.
He continued to score goals in Division Two before moving to IpswichTown. He later had spells with Coventry City, QPR, Bournemouth, RangersJohannesburg and Weymouth.
O’Rourke died in a hospital in Dorset after battling liver cancer.
Former Middlesbrough FC captain Gordon Jones, treasurer of Middlesbrough Former Players Association said: