Born James Clabby Townsend in Greenock in 1945, Jim joined Boro from St Johnstone in 1964. 

A forceful and confident wing-half, he was a near ever-present in Boro's 1964/65 season under Raich Carter. He played a total of 67 games for Boro, scoring six times.

Jim returned to St Johnstone in 1966, and would also later play for Hearts and Morton before moving to Canada with London City, Ontario. 

It was in Canada that Jim sadly passed away last week, aged 75. Our condolences go out to family and friends.