Former Burnley scout dies

First published in Football

FORMER Burnley chief scout Dave Blakey has died at the age of 84.

As a player the former centre half spent all of his career with Chesterfield, making more than 650 appearances for the Spireites in all competitions.

This was despite a five-year wait for a regular first team place as a result of National Service.

After retiring at the end of the 1966/67 season Blakey became a football scout, working for Burnley in the 1970s. Brian Flynn was one of his finds.

Blakey also worked under Don Revie at Leeds United.

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