David Sloan, the first Oxford United player to win an international cap while at the club, has died at the age of 74.

A tenacious right winger, Sloan joined United from Scunthorpe in February 1968 and helped them gain promotion from Football League Division 3 that season.

Later in the year, he was called up to play for Northern Ireland against Israel, the first of two international appearances.

He scored United’s first goal in the Second Division, and the following year netted the only goal as they beat League Cup holders Swindon at the Manor.

Sloan played 200 games for the U’s, the last game being the famous 3-1 win at Swindon, exactly five years after his United debut.

In the summer of 1973 he left Oxford for Walsall before returning to Scunthorpe to become a steelworker.

A statement on the club website said: "Oxford United extends our condolences to his family and friends."