Tributes have poured in for former Middlesbrough goalkeeper Alan Miller, who has passed away at the age of 51.

Miller spent three seasons with Boro and was part of the Championship winning side of 1995, earning promotion to the Premier League.

He made 64 appearances for Boro and played in the first ever game at the Riverside Stadium.

Miller also played for Arsenal, West Brom and Plymouth Argyle. 

Former team mates of Miller have been paying tribute on social media.

Craig Hignett said ‘Devastating news. So sad, what a will be sorely missed maxi...RIP Big man 😔💔#RIPAlanMiller’

Robbie Mustoe said ‘Awful news, my teammate Alan Miller passed away today. So very very sad. What a super human, a great fun-loving man. Brilliant GK for Boro & one of the big personalities in our dressing room. Thanks for years of great memories, a pleasure to have known you. RIP Al. 💔’

Jan Aage Fjortoft said ‘I have just been told that my former teammate at Boro, Alan Miller, has passed away. Alan was one of thegood guys. I will remember his smile and his ability to make good atmosphere wherever he was. RIP’

Curtis Fleming shared a reunion photo which included Miller saying ‘Devastated to hear about Big Al's sudden death. Great lad, great character, always smiling.  He'll be missed. My thoughts are with his family and friends.’

Andy Campbell also took to Twitter to say ‘RIP Al 💔 one of the good guys’