TRIBUTES have been paid to former Barrow AFC player-manager Colin Appleton following his sad passing last week.

Colin passed away last Monday, May 31.

He was 85 years old.

His former clubs have all now offered their condolences to Colin’s loved ones.

Barrow AFC tweeted: “Everyone at Barrow AFC is extremely saddened to hear that Colin Appleton has passed away.

“Colin had a distinguished playing career and won the 1964 League Cup with Leicester City before becoming our player manager in 1967 to 1969.

“Our thoughts are with his friends and family.”

Colin joined Holker Street in 1967 before departing in 1969. He later went on to manage Scarborough and Hull City.

The Tigers said: “Everybody at Hull City was saddened to learn of the passing of former manager Colin Appleton at the age of 85.

“Appleton had two spells in charge of the Tigers during the 1980s and is best remembered for leading the club to promotion from Division Four in 1983.”

One of Colin’s most memorable highlights was at Leicester however.

In 1964, he captained The Foxes to their first piece of silverware as they won the League Cup.