TORRY GILLICK was a supremely skilful inside-forward and wrote his name in the history books as the only player to be signed by manager Bill Struth twice.

Gillick, from Airdrie, played for one of Glasgow’s most prominent junior teams, Petershill, as a youth and signed for Rangers as a winger at the age of 18 in 1933.

He won a Scottish Cup medal in 1935 but, somewhat surprisingly, was sold to Everton for £8,000 in the same year, a then-record fee for the English club.

He remained in Liverpool until after the Second World War and during that time he earned five Scotland caps and a Football League Championship medal in 1939.

Struth decided to bring the talented star back to Ibrox in 1945 and he quickly developed into an outstanding forward who had excellent ball control and vision.

In an exceptional post-war Gers team, Gillick formed a great partnership on the left with Willie Waddell. His delicate and instinctive passes would more often that not find Waddell who would overlap and use his lightning pace to terrorise defenses.

Gillick could also score goals and his record of 62 goals from 140 games is testimony to his ability to find the net on a regular basis.

In total, he won one league championship medal (1946/47), two Scottish Cup medals (1934/35, 1947/48) and two League Cup medals (1946/47, 1948/49) during his highly successful Rangers career.

Sadly, he passed away on December 12 1971 on the same day another Rangers great also died, Alan Morton.