An ex-Burnley FC defender who was instrumental in their 1960 league title win has died, aged 82.

John Angus, from Amble in Northumberland, passed away peacefully at his home.

The defender was a major player for the Clarets in a golden era which saw the First Division championship trophy return to Turf Moor.

A spokesperson for the club said: “Angus’s long and established Burnley career was rewarded with a testimonial game at Turf Moor, days after the club were crowned Second Division champions in 1973.

"A crowd of 16,000 turned out to pay tribute to a man who devoted his entire professional career to the Clarets.

“The thoughts of all at Turf Moor are with his widow, Florence, daughters Jill, Judith and Karen and families, and grandchildren Lottie and Cameron.”

Angus arrived at the club in 1954, with his first team debut in September 1956.

The right-back made a total of 521 appearances for the club and earned himself seven England U23 caps.

Angus starred for the Clarets in the 1962 FA Cup final against Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley Stadium, and in the club’s two European campaigns of 1960/61 and 1966/67.

He finally retired at the end of the 1971/72 campaign.