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Former Derby County star dies

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: July 31, 2014

Jeff Bourne

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A FORMER Derby County player  has passed away.

Jeff Bourne died following a long battle with motor neurone disease yesterday at the age of 66.

The popular character worked as a steward at the Swadlincote Conservative Club, based in Midland Road, for 10 years and still lived in the area.

He was born in Linton and began his football career at Linton United before signing for The Rams in 1969.

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