Alan Peacock was one half of a formidable Boro-born strike partnership during his time with his hometown club.

Peacock put pen to paper for us in 1954, and he came to prominence midway through the 1957/58 season, striking up a strong partnership up front alongside another Boro-born man, Brian Clough.

Peacock's unselfish attitude led to Clough claiming the majority of goals, but not in one memorable game in November 1958, when both front men scored hat-tricks in a 6-1 win over Scunthorpe.

Between them, the Boro duo notched 262 league goals during their time with their hometown club before going their separate ways.

Clough headed up the A19 to Sunderland and despite the prolific striker leaving, Peacock filled the goal-scoring void, scoring 24 goals in 34 games the following season.

His strong form earned him a spot on the plane to Chile for the 1962 World Cup for England, who he gained six caps for, scoring three times.

Peacock joined forces with fellow Teessider Don Revie in 1964 at Leeds United for £55,000, who clinched the Second Division title and promotion to the top flight.

During the promotion-winning campaign for Leeds, Peacock scored on his return to Ayresome Park in a 3-1 victory.

Peacock moved on to Plymouth for a brief stint, only making 11 appearances for the Pilgrims.

He was unfortunate with injuries during his career, and it’s what forced him into an early retirement at the age of 30.