TRIBUTES have been paid to a footballer from Urmston who has died.

Oldham Athletic posted on their website about the sad news about their former winger Peter Phoenix who lost his battle with dementia at the age of 83 last month.

Peter was remembered fondly by the Latics faithful for his huge contribution to the club during his five years at Boundary Park, between 1957 and 1962 of which he described personally as his happiest days in football.

He became a regular starter and the club's top scorer in the 1958/59 season with 14. His total for the club stands at 178 appearances and 31 goals.