WANDERERS legend Dennis Stevens has died, aged 79.

He made 310 appearances for the Whites, scoring 101 goals between 1953 and 1962.

The cousin of Manchester United legend Duncan Edwards, the Dudley-born Stevens joined Wanderers at 15 and was in the side which won the FA Cup in 1958.

He was the club’s record outgoing transfer when he joined Everton for £35,000 and went on to be an ever-present for more than two seasons at Goodison Park, winning the league title in 1963.

He then went on to play for Oldham and Tranmere and retired in 1968 when he became a gents outfitter in Harwood.

He died this morning in hospital after a long illness, and leaves a wife Eileen and two sons Gary and Julian.