ENGLAND World Cup winner Nobby Stiles, who sadly passed away last October, scaled the heights in a long career in football, playing sport's most iconic stadia across the globe.

But on 27 July 1975 the hugely popular England midfielder added Knowsley Road to that list of celebrated venues.

Stiles joined fellow former Manchester United colleagues Bobby Charlton and David Herd in turning out for an All Stars XI to play a Saints XI in aid of John Mantle's testimonial.

Stiles, who played in every minute of England's 1966 World Cup campaign, famously danced a jig of delight around Wembley with the gleaming Jules Rimet.

After a long spell at United, which in 1968 saw him part of that first English team to win the European Cup, Stiles moved on to Middlesbrough and then a two-year player-coach spell at Preston North End...a stint that was about to end at the time of this photograph.

But does anyone know the young lad on the pitch with Nobby after the game? And any other readers care to share their memories of that day when the World Cup winners graced the Knowsley Road turf?

Please email: mike.critchley@nqnw.co.uk to share your memories.