Tommy McLaren player profile: biography, stats, images and news about this Port Vale player.
Time at club: 1967-1977
Tommy McLaren player profile:
Tommy McLaren was a long-serving Port Vale FC midfielder who was signed from Berwick Rangers in 1967.
He soon became a fans’ favourite with energetic performances in midfield and was a member of the 1969-1970 promotion side and was also voted player of the year in 1971. A firm fans favourite, McLaren was a regular pick in the team thanks to his whole hearted performances.
He was loaned to US side Portman Timbers in the summer of 1975 and returned to Vale Park before being released two years later in 1977. He had made 369 appearances for the club during his ten year spell.
Tragically, McLaren was found dead in his car shortly two months after being released by the club.
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