WARRINGTON Town have paid tribute to their former player Roger Hunt, who passed away yesterday aged 83.

Hunt became known for his prolific exploits for both Liverpool and England, but he was signed by the Anfield club from Yellows, who were then known as Stockton Heath.

He scored 78 goals across three seasons, including 38 in the 1956-57 campaign, before being snapped up by the Reds in 1958.

Town chairman Toby Macormac recalled a gesture from Hunt, who continued to live locally throughout, during their league title-winning season of 2015-16 in paying tribute to their greatest ever player

"Roger was always supportive of the club and never forgot where it all began for him," he said.

"In the season we won the league, he turned up at the club with a signed montage he’d made with his career over the years including his time with England.

"It was a really thoughtful gesture that I won’t forget.”

Yellows also confirmed a minute's silence in Hunt's memory would be held before their home game against Basford United tonight.