FORMER York City and Scarborough centre-half Ken Boyes has died in Scarborough. He was 75.

After signing for home-town Scarborough as a 15-year-old in 1951, he moved to City two years later staying at Bootham Crescent until 1966.

Boyes played only 59 games for City largely due to being the understudy to City legend Barry Jackson, who holds the club’s all-time record of 538 appearances.

Boyes’ loyalty earned him a testimonial before he left City to return to Boro. A broken foot ended his playing career and he then coached and scouted for Boro.

He was coach when the Seasiders won the FA Trophy at Wembley in 1973 and was briefly caretaker manager in 1974.

Former Boro chairman Don Robinson said: “Ken, along with Colin Appleton and Tony Aveyard, were the three best players in my time at the club.”