TRIBUTES have been paid to a former Keighley rugby league ace of the 1950s.

Vincent Jackson, who died aged 85, played with Keighley Albion before joining Keighley and debuting in a defeat at Castleford on October 13, 1956. He made 122 appearances, scoring 15 tries.

Jackson's final appearance for the club was as a substitute away at Blackpool RLFC on November 20, 1965.

He made 121 appearances, plus one as a sub for the Keighley first team, scoring a total of 45 points - a try being only three points in those days.

He played most of his games at wing or centre three-quarter, alongside some of the illustrious stars of the day with the likes of Terry Hollindrake, Derek Hallas, Geoff Crewdson and Garfield Owen.

Jackson was a popular player with both team members and supporters alike, being well known as a local lad - he had signed professional forms with the club from local amateur rugby league club Keighley Albion, who were proficient in producing young, promising talent in and around the Keighley area.

Cougars also paid their own tribute to the player who has the heritage number 705.

The club tweeted: "The club are saddened to learn that former player Vincent Jackson passed away on August 22.

"Our thoughts and condolences go to Vincent's loved ones."