Former Swindon Town FC forward Harold Fleming is set to receive a blue plaque at the end of the month.

The striker, a club legend, is the only player to play for both Swindon and England at the same time.

The plaque is being unveiled at 10.30am on August 31 at his former home, 5 Durham Street.

Noel Beauchamp,who co-ordinates the blue plaque scheme run by Swindon Heritage, said: “He’s undoubtedly one of the most famous and most talented players to ever play for the club.

“We’ve been running this scheme for several years now, and we aim to reveal one of two plaques every year.”

Harold’s plaque is being paid for by numerous fans including the Sam Allen Fund, the Swindon Town Supporters Club and the Swindon Town Supporters Trust as well as individuals.

Noel added: “Various supporters and supporter organisations contacted us saying they would like a plaque to be put up.

"Then we had to go and establish where it would go.

“That involved looking at different census data from the years he was in Swindon as well as early trade directories.

He explained: “As soon as we established where he lived it was just a case of approaching the householder who was very happy to give their permission to put up the plaque.”

Harold made 11 appearances for England between 1909 and 1914, scoring nine goals and he made a total of 336 appearances, scoring 204 goals, for the Robins between 1907 and 1924.

There is a statue of him in the foyer at the County Ground.

A spokesman for Swindon Town told the Adver: “We were really pleased to be notified of the blue plaque in honour of club legend Harold Fleming.

“Over the years, as a club, we have had some fantastic representatives at international level, but Harold is undoubtedly one of the best and one of the earliest.

“This club’s heritage and the town's go hand in hand, and we’re delighted that Harold’s name is being recognised in this way.”

Not only will Harold have a blue plaque in his honour, but Fleming Way in the town centre is also named after the club legend.

At the unveiling ceremony, three other club legends will be present to honour the man.

Don Rodgers, John Trollope and Andy Rowland, who have a combined have a total of 1708 appearances and 306 goals between them are expected at the ceremony.