SWINDON Town legend Alan McLoughlin has died at the age of 54.

McLoughlin had revealed in March that he had been diagnosed with a type of kidney cancer after successfully recovering from a kidney tumour in 2012.

'Alan Mac' - as he was affectionately known - made 136 appearances for Town, finding the net 25 times. He will forever remain a Swindon hero for grabbing the winner in the 1990 play-off final against Sunderland at Wembley Stadium.

The Irishman worked as Town's academy manager following a playing career that saw him run out for Portsmouth, Wigan Athletic and Southampton, among others.

McLoughlin famously scored the goal against Northern Ireland that took the Republic of Ireland to the 1994 World Cup and won 42 caps for his country between 1990 and 1999.