THE Town team which Mick Buxton guided to two promotions is still fondly remembered a quarter of a century on.
The likes of Steve Kindon, Ian Robins, David Cowling and Mark Lillis are often mentioned when fans recollect that successful era.
And Keith Hanvey still provides a link to that side with his role in the Supporters Trust, following on from his commercial duties at the club.
But one man who was at the very heart of those campaigns - playing alongside Hanvey in the centre of defence- is featured this week.
Dave Sutton was a consistent and highly accomplished performer and it was sad when the later stages of his Town career were blighted by injury.
Sutton takes his place in the list of candidates for Town's top 100 Favourites alongside long-serving Bill McGarry, goalkeeper Ray Wood and winger Kevin McHale, who also enjoyed over a decade at Leeds Road.
ONE of the youngest players ever to feature for Town, Kevin McHale made an impressive debut as a 16-year old amateur winger in the third match of 1956-57.
And by the mid 1960s he was still an established member of what was, by then, arguably the strongest all-round squad Town had assembled since being relegated from Division One in 1956.
Born on October 1, 1939, McHale played for Barnsley and England Schools. He joined the Leeds Road groundstaff in May 1955, preferring to delay signing professional forms until he had gained England Youth honours.
He became a full-timer in October 1956 and, with Denis Law, formed a fine right-wing partnership.
They enjoyed many excellent games, none more so than their match-winning performances against Sheffield United in a third-round second-replay FA Cup victory at Maine Road in January 1957.
After 375 League and Cup appearances, McHale found himself out of favour as manager Tom Johnston attempted to lower the average age of the side, while at the same time endeavouring to pep up his goal-shy attack.
McHale's Town career, spent wholly in Division Two, ended with his move to Crewe Alexandra in January 1968 in an exchange deal involving John Archer.
Nominated by: John Marston, Dewsbury.
AS well-known for his managerial wanderings as for his dependable displays as a powerful wing-half, Bill McGarry was a stalwart for Town.
Born in Stoke-on-Trent on June 10, 1927, he was discovered by Port Vale in 1945 and cost Town £12,000 when they signed him in March, 1951.
McGarry soon established himself in the First Division and in 1954 he won the first of four England caps when he played in the World Cup Finals over in Switzerland.
He was also capped for England B, played for the Football League and went on the FA's 1956 South African tour (along with clubmate Len Quested).
Remembered fondly for his competitiveness during his decade at Town, where he was a member of the famous unchanged defence in 1952-53, McGarry carried that approach into his managerial career.
He began at Bournemouth, as their first-ever player-manager, in March 1961 and led them to third place in Division Three.
After taking his League tally of appearances to 586, he was appointed manager of Watford in July 1963 and later enjoyed success at Ipswich Town, whom he joined in October 1964, and Wolves (November 1968).
His best years were at Molineux and he took them back into Europe and to success in the 1974 League Cup Final before being sacked in May 1976, after Wolves had been relegated. He returned for a short spell in 1985, after managing Zambia, but then quit the game altogether and moved to South Africa.
Nominated by: Derek Tindall, Honley
TO many football followers, the name Ray Wood conjures up memories of the incident in the 1957 FA Cup final when, as Manchester United's keeper, he left the field with a fractured cheekbone after a controversial sixth-minute collision with Aston Villa's match-winner, Peter McParland.
Wood returned on the right wing in the 33rd minute, retired 10 minutes later and reappeared in goal for the last 10 minutes!
His injury almost certainly dashed the Reds' hopes of clinching the League and Cup double, for he had been a key figure in United's League Championships of 1956 and 1957.
Wood, an amateur with Newcastle, signed for Darlington in 1949. In December that year, after 12 appearances, he was transferred to Manchester United for £6,000.
He won England Under 23, B and full caps before being replaced at United by Harry Gregg in December 1957. Wood survived the Munich air disaster, but made only one appearance following his return from serious injury.
United transferred him to Town for £1,500 the following December, after 205 League, Cup and European games, and he helped steady Town's hard-pressed defence in Division Two.
Wood was released in May 1965 and, after a spell playing in Canada, he made 32 League appearances for Bradford City and then played for Barnsley. He retired as a player in 1968 and later coached in the USA, Zambia, Ireland, Cyprus, Greece, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates and Kenya.
Nominated by: D.H Morley, Brighouse
DAVE SUTTON'S time at Leeds Road will be remembered for the fantastic role he played in two promotions.
He enjoyed a great partnership at centre-half with Keith Hanvey as Town climbed from the Fourth to the Second Division between 1980 and 1983.
He joined Plymouth as an apprentice in October 1973 and made his League debut against Oldham in May, 1974, two months before becoming a full-timer.
It was not until the middle of 1975-76 that he gained a regular first-team place, but when Argyle were relegated to Division III in 1977, he had a two-month loan spell at Fourth Division Reading.
He joined Town in March 1978 and, after his month's loan expired, he signed permanently in a £15,000 deal. He proved the ideal successor to Steve Baines and was ever-present in the 1979-80 Fourth Division Championship campaign.
In June, 1985, he joined Third Division Bolton for £12,000, and finished his career at Rochdale.
Nominated by: J Smith, Wyke