A FORMER Morton star who was a key player in one of the club's best-ever sides has died.

Goalscorer Bobby Campbell passed away suddenly last month at the age of 77.

The hard-working and versatile inside right was a key man in the record-breaking 1963/64 team which reached the League Cup Final, playing in front of a crowd of more than 100,000 at Hampden and going on to win the Second Division title.

Bobby's team-mate, club legend Allan McGraw, today paid tribute to a player who made a big impact during his two seasons at the club.

Allan said: "Bobby was a very quiet man in the dressing room.

"He was a hard working player on the pitch and scored a lot of goals - important goals."

Ton beat Hibs 1-0 in a semi final replay to make it through to play Rangers in the League Cup Final in October 1963.

The side ended up losing 5-0 but put that behind them to win 23-games in a row, clinching promotion.

Club hall of Fame inductee Allan added: "That was the best side I ever played in.

"I am sad to hear about Bobby's death.

"There are only three or four of us still alive from that side."

Ayrshire man Bobby was born in 1941.

He signed for for St Mirren in August 1959 from junior side Ardeer Recreation.

Hal Stewart went on to sign him for Morton on a free transfer at the beginning of the 1963/64 season.

In all Bobby played 43 games and scored 20 goals in two seasons at the club before moving onto Motherwell in 1965.

He was a regular there for six years, playing around 180 games for them before seeing out his career with Stranraer.

Outwith the game Bobby worked for IBM and was a Glasgow University graduate.

Bobby died on March 7, leaving behind his wife Maureen, daughter Janice, son Stuart and his two grandsons.