Jocky Scott is, rightly, a legend at Dens Park. He has been a player, coach and manager for the Dark Blues over the years – and even second and third stints in some instances.
It was in August 1964 that the following appeared in the local press . . .
Dundee manager Bob Shankly motored to Aberdeen yesterday to sign John Scott, the 16-year-old inside-forward who scored two goals in the trial match at Dens Park on Monday.
John, who spent a year with Chelsea before returning to Aberdeen because he was homesick, impressed in the trial as a strong and forceful lad with a wallop in either foot.
Aberdeen manager Tommy Pearson will be particularly sorry to hear the news for he had been trying for a long time to persuade young Scott to throw in his lot at Pittodrie.
Before going south to Chelsea, he was the automatic choice for the Scottish schoolboy team at outside-right.
This, naturally, brought a host of clubs to his door and an impressive list they make.
Manchester United, Sheffield Wednesday, Arsenal, Chelsea, Preston North End, Aston Villa, Aberdeen and Rangers headed a long line of inquiries.
He has signed on at Dens as an amateur, but will be fixed up on a professional contract as soon as he turns 17.
When he can get clear of his present job as an apprentice joiner, Scott (below) will live in Dundee and start studies at night school.