FORMER York City caretaker-manager and centre-forward Kevin Randall has died at the age of 73.

Randall played 118 times for the Minstermen and scored 31 goals between 1977 and 1981 after signing in an £8,000 move from Mansfield Town.

Joining City at the age of 32, Randall enjoyed a dream debut when he scored both goals during a 2-1 fourth division triumph over Doncaster Rovers.

In 1980, he combined playing with youth-team coach duties at Bootham Crescent before becoming assistant manager to Barry Lyons.

He then took charge of the first team for three months following Lyons’ departure in December 1981 but only managed to win one of the 11 matches during his tenure.

Barry Swallow subsequently assumed caretaker duties before Denis Smith became Lyons’ permanent successor that summer.

Born in Ashton-under-Lyne, Randall will be remembered as a prolific lower division marksman, having racked up 171 career strikes in 555 appearances for City, Bury, Chesterfield, Notts County and Mansfield.

He also went on to have a stint as Chesterfield boss between 1987 and 1988 and was later assistant manager to John Duncan when the Spireites reached the 1997 FA Cup semi-finals.