He was born in Glasgow in 1952 and joined Bristol City at the age of 17, going on to play more than 450 games during his time at Ashton gate, also winning a Scotland cap at under 23 level. In 1976 he was a key member of the City side which was promoted to the top flight.
In 1980 Gerry Gow was signed by John Bond for Manchester City and he helped City to the FA Cup Final of 1981 where they lost to Tottenham after an epic final and replay.
After a spell at Rotherham, Gow was once again signed by John Bond, who was by now the Burnley manager and he spent the 1983-84 campaign, his final season of league football, at Turf Moor.
The thoughts of all of us at Burnley Football Club are with Gerry's family and friends at this sad time.