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LOCAL HEROES; MORTON'S TOMMY ORR.

Byline: ALAN MCMILLAN

If a player is good enough for Arsenal and devotes his entire career to Morton, it's clear he values loyalty.

Tommy Orr was 16 years at Cappielow after signing in 1942. The inside forward guested for Arsenal during wartime and they tried to sign him but he stuck by the Ton. He helped them reach the 1948 Scottish Cup Final where Rangers needed two games and extra time to beat them.

The local boy with the mazy dribble and cannonball shot also won two Scotland caps in 1951 and scored on his debut against Northern Ireland.

He was loved by fans, as was son Neil who became a Morton star of the seventies.

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Publication:Sunday Mail (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Feb 22, 2015
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