Alec Jackson dead aged 86: West Brom legend who made over 200 appearances passes away

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FORMER West Brom star Alec Jackson has passed away aged 86.

Tributes have poured in for the ex-winger who also played for Birmingham City and Walsall.

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The Baggies will honour Jackson with a minute’s applause prior to their game against Swansea on Saturday.

West Brom released a statement which reads: “West Bromwich Albion are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of former player Alec Jackson, aged 86.

“The Tipton-born winger enjoyed a decade at The Hawthorns from 1954 to 1964, scoring 52 goals in 208 appearances for the Baggies, before continuing his career at Birmingham City and later, Walsall.

“The club will pay tribute to Alec with a minute’s applause prior to kick-off on Saturday, with Carlos Corberán’s men wearing black armbands as a further mark of respect.

“Albion send their heartfelt condolences to Alec’s wife June and sons Andrew and Neil, at this desperately sad time.”

Tributes have poured in for Jackson, who once held the record as West Brom‘s youngest league goalscorer.

One fan said: “RIP Alec, thoughts and prayers with the family.”

Another added: “Sad. RIP Alec.”

A third said: “Such sad news 🙁 Rest in Peace, Alec 💙

And another commented: “. Alec was a magical winger and a wonderful Black Country character. RIP Jacko.”

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