Ray Pointer: Former Burnley striker dies aged 79

Ray Pointer
Ray Pointer is Burnley's second highest goalscorer of all time

Former Burnley and England striker Ray Pointer has died at the age of 79.

Striker Pointer started his career at the Clarets in 1957 and was part of their 1959-60 First Division title-winning side.

Pointer went on to score 132 goals in 270 games for the club and is Burnley's second highest goalscorer of all-time.

He made his England debut in September 1961, going on to score in a 4-1 victory over Luxembourg and ended with a total of two goals in three caps.

Pointer went on to play for Bury, Coventry and Portsmouth and returned to Turf Moor as youth-team manager in 1978.

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