Wolves historian David Instone is grateful to the Huddersfield Town fans who responded to his request for information on John Oldfield.
It’s allowed him to complete an article on the former Town, Wolves and Bradford City goalkeeper (below), who, it has transpired, died in 2002.
The piece appears on the nostalgia website www.wolvesheroes.com and Instone said: “I had a good response, with half a dozen people contacting me.
“I was able to establish the sad truth that John did pass away – I had previously been unable to confirm that – so the article is a posthumous tribute.”
Oldfield spent two years at Wolves from 1969-71, having a loan spell at Crewe before joining Bradford.
Born in Lindrick, South Yorkshire, he was signed by Town as an amateur in August 1961, and handed a professional contract in March 1962.
Initially an understudy to ex-Manchester United star Ray Wood, he made his debut in a 2-1 Division II (now Championship) win at Swansea in September 1963.
It was the first of 171 appearances, with Oldfield an ever-present in 1965-66, when Town narrowly missed out on promotion to the top flight.
He again played every game in 1967-68, when Town made the League Cup semi-finals, also under Tom Johnston.
The appointment of Ian Greaves as manager in the summer of 1968 and his signing of Terry Poole from Manchester United signalled the start of the end of Oldfield’s time at Town.
He had to be satisfied with 17 outings that season, and after Greaves also recruited David Lawson from Bradford PA, went to Wolves for ï¿½35,000 in December 1969.