Everyone at the club was deeply saddened to hear the news this morning that former-Blue Mike Sutton has passed away.
Sutton, 76, played over 250 games in a professional career that spanned just over ten years and came to Brunton Park in 1970, having first played for Norwich and Chester (where he became a real club favourite).
His only goal for the Blues came on his debut against Middlesbrough in August 1970 and he went on to make 60 appearances for the club in his two-season stay.
Chairman Andrew Jenkins said: “Mike was a quiet, humble and extremely likeable man who did his job in an efficient and professional manner.
"I remember him as a wing half and Alan Ashman always described him as a very reliable member of his squad.
"He really looked after himself and he had a very forward looking attitude. In fact, he was one of the first to insist on a vegetarian style pre-match meal when the other lads would be having the traditional choice of a steak.
"He was respected by his fellow professionals for his approach and was a man others would look to for advice, and it was no surprise when he went into teaching and lecturing as his second career.
"This is very sad news and the thoughts of everyone at the club are with his family and friends at this sad time."