The funeral of Rangers legend and former Scotland manager Bobby Brown will be held in his home town of Helensburgh on January 31.

Mr Brown's death at the age of 96 was confirmed by the Ibrox club on January 16.

The date of the funeral was announced on social media by Greg Marshall, the Ibrox club's supporter liaison officer, on Monday afternoon.

On Twitter Mr Marshall said that further details of the funeral arrangements "are due to be finalised and will be shared later this week".

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A Rangers player from 1946, when he signed from Queen's Park, until 1956, Mr Brown later played for Falkirk and became manager of St Johnstone after retiring from playing the game.

He was appointed as Scotland manager in 1967, and steered the national side to one of their most famous wins, a 3-2 victory over England at Wembley in 1967 which was the first defeat for Sir Alf Ramsey's team since their World Cup win the previous year.

Mr Brown and his wife Ruth moved to Helensburgh in 1970, and he remained active in the town after Mrs Brown's death at the age of 59.

A minute's silence was held before Rangers' Scottish Cup tie with Stranraer at Ibrox on Friday night.

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