The club were saddened to learn of the passing of former scout Keith Noble at the age of 72. 

Keith enjoyed 19 years scouting for Boro, after 12 years spent running Billingham Town Juniors.

He helped discover the likes of Gary Pallister, Stewart Downing, James Morrison, Matthew Bates and David Wheater and more during his time with the club.

Keith, who was born in Sheffield but settled in Billingham, later scouted the north east region for Aston Villa before retiring in 2014.

Our deepest sympathies are with Keith's family and friends.