Town legend Baxter dies

IPSWICH Town legend Billy Baxter has died aged 70.

Elvin King

IPSWICH Town legend Billy Baxter has died aged 70. He was a member of the Blues 1961/62 First Division championship team under the management of Alf Ramsey.

Baxter played 459 games for Town and scored 22 goals, including 40 league matches in the championship year when he was mixing football with completing his national service.

He was also a member of the side that was promoted back to the First Division in 1967/68 under Bill McGarry.

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Baxter had had a leg amputated, and he died in a Dunfermline hospital from cancer.

Many of Baxter's former team mates will be at the funeral of John Elsworthy in Rushmere today. Elsworthy was also a member of the Championship side, and also won Division Three (south) and Division Two title-winning medals at Portman Road.

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