A MEMBER of the Hereford United giant killing squad has died.

Alan Rodgerson was a fine midfielder who made the switch to Edgar Street from Middlesbrough during the Bob Dennison era.

He was on the fringes of the squad by the time Colin Addison took charge and was not in the starting line-up when Hereford famously beat Newcastle in the FA Cup.

But he was still fondly remembered by Bulls fans for his contribution which also spanned the John Charles era.

Peter Isaac, his friend and former colleague, said: “He was a lovely chap and a very good player in midfield.

“We played at the same time and have been friends ever since. I send my condolences to the family, he was a clubman and a true gentleman.”

Isaac said the pair used to reminisce about their playing days while watching Westfields and Hereford FC in recent years.

“It was always lovely to see him and we used to share a joke about what we used to get up to as players,” Isaac added.

His links to Hereford United were further strengthened when his son, Ian, enjoyed two spells with the Bulls during the 1980s and 1990s.