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.