19 September

On this day in 1958 Derek Tapscott moved from Arsenal to Cardiff City for £10,000.

The Bluebirds had missed out on signing the striker earlier in his career when he moved to Highbury from his hometown club of Barry Town for £2,750 in 1953.

He made an almost instant impression with the Gunners scoring twice on his debut as Arsenal beat Liverpool.

And ‘Tappy’ had a perfect week as he was called into the Wales team to play Austria in Vienna just three days later.

His scoring ability was obvious and he finished as Arsenal’s top score for two consecutive seasons in 1955/56 and 1956/57 and was also selected for a combined London XI to compete in the 1956 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup.

Having lost his plae in the Arsenal side following an injury, Tapscott was tempted back to south Wales and to Cardiff City in 1958.

His contribution to the side was priceless as the Bluebirds won promotion back to the First Division in 1960.

His record of scoring six goals in one game as City thrashed Knighton 16-0 in the Welsh Cup still stands and he was also part of the Cardiff side who reached the quarter finals of the European Cup Winners Cup in 1964.