Former West Ham United winger Ken Tucker sadly passed away this week at the age of 85.
Having played for the club between 1947-57, Tucker's Upton Park career began in sparkling style. He scored a hat-trick on his debut against Chesterfield at the Boleyn Ground in October 1947.
A pacey and powerful winger, signed from Finchley, he scored 73 goals in 191 reserve matches before earning a regular spot in the first team in the 1955/56 season. He duly switched from part-time to full-time training and scored 15 goals in 37 appearances before joining Notts County in March 1957. He leaves behind a wife, Joan, two children, Lorraine and Raymond, and grandchildren.