LONDON: Ray Pointer, the former Burnley and England striker Ray Pointer has died at the age of 79.

Centre-forward Pointer started his career at the Clarets in 1957 and was part of their 1959-60 First Division title-winning side.

Pointer went on to score 132 goals in 270 games for the club and is Burnley’s second highest goalscorer of all-time.

He made his England debut in September 1961, going on to score in a 4-1 victory over Luxembourg and ended with a total of two goals in three caps.

Pointer went on to play for Bury, Coventry and Portsmouth and returned to Turf Moor as youth-team manager in 1978.