Mark Proctor enjoyed two spells with Boro, with his second spell bringing promotion success to the inaugural Premier League with his hometown club.

Signed as a schoolboy and rising through the youth ranks at Boro, Proctor was handed his first team debut at 17 by John Neal, netting nine times in his maiden campaign.

Proctor continued to impress for Boro, with his form rewarded with caps for England Under-21s and was snapped up by fellow Teessider Brian Clough to link up with back-to-back European Cup winners Nottingham Forest.

After 18 months with Forest, Proctor headed back up north on loan to Sunderland before moving permanently to Roker Park, where he clocked up over a century of appearances.

Sunderland were relegated to the third tier of English football in 1987 and Proctor was back in the top flight with Sheffield Wednesday for a fee of £275,000.

After two years in South Yorkshire, Bruce Rioch brought Proctor back to Middlesbrough on the March transfer deadline day.

During his second spell at his hometown club, Proctor captained Boro to our first Wembley appearance in 1990 in the Zenith Data Systems Cup final against Chelsea.

Despite missing out on promotion in 1991, Proctor and Boro were back among the top flight and into the inaugural Premier League under the guidance of Lennie Lawrence in 1992.

Proctor only made six starts for Boro in the inaugural Premier League and moved on to Tranmere Rovers.

He headed back to the north east, making a handful of appearances for Blyth Spartans and Hartlepool United.

After hanging his boots up, Proctor coached Hibernian and managed Livingston before returning to Boro to coach in the Academy, and was involved in our first-ever FA Youth Cup final success in 2004 and was Tony Mowbray’s first team coach.