FRIENDS of a legendary Kilmarnock footballer are trying to track down one of the jerseys he wore representing his country in the 1960s.

Bobby Ferguson, who now lives in Australia, will turn 74 later this year and his friend Dave Thornalley is doing everything he can to make it a special day and reunite his mate with one of his strips from his international days.

Bobby was born in Ardrossan in March of 1945 and went on to become a Kilmarnock, West Ham and Scotland goalkeeper before emigrating down under in the 1980s where he had a short spell at Adelaide City before retiring from the game.

The stopper was part of the famous Killie side of 1964/65 who won the Ayrshire side’s only league championship to date when they pipped Hearts to the post.

Before moving to West Ham in 1967, where he went on to play over 200 games, Bobby lived in Hazel Avenue in Ardrossan and his mum was very generous with the strips that Bobby wore whilst playing for Scotland.

His wife Greer explained what happened and said: “If anyone came to the door to ask if Bobby lived there his mother Margaret would give them a jersey. I remember seeing them in a case under his bed with the mud still on them.”

Unfortunately Bobby doesn’t have any of the strips from his seven appearances with Scotland so his pal Dave thought someone locally may know about the whereabouts of one.

He said: “The aim of this exercise is to try and re-unite Bobby with one of his goalkeeping jerseys that he wore playing for Scotland (seven times) between 1965-1967.

“We are trying to keep this a surprise for him, obviously he would love to have one back to pass onto his children if possible.”

If you know of the location of one of the strips, please contact the Chronicle on 01294 464321 or email