Middlesbrough Football Club was saddened to learn of the passing of former player Jon Gittens.
After two spells with Southampton and amassing over a century of appearances for Swindon Town, Jon joined us in 1992 on loan before making a permanent switch.
He helped us gain promotion to the inaugural Premier League, scoring the equaliser against Wolves on the last day of the season before Paul Wilkinson scored the winner to seal our place in the top flight.
Jon made 24 appearances for Boro, scoring once, and went on to feature for Portsmouth, Torquay, Exeter, Nuneaton and Dorchester.
Our thoughts and condolences are with Jon's family and friends at this time.