Blether: Broughty Athletic’s Britton signed for Forfar

Billy Britton
Billy Britton

In a new feature, I’ll look back on the information which appeared in newspapers when local footballers stepped up to the senior grade.

From February 1971 . . .

Forfar capped Saturday’s 3-0 win over Queen of the South by signing Broughty Athletic right-back Billy Britton after the game.

Twenty-one-year-old Billy, who lives in Dundee, has filled the right-back berth like a veteran in his two trials for the Loons.

A stuffy defender, he showed a flair for attack against Queens, too.

Billy (a more recent photo, above) had a spell with Chelsea colts, but had the misfortune to break a leg.