Send image to my mobile Duncan first joined the Blues in 1994 after spells at Dundee United and Glasgow Rangers and he quickly became an idol of the faithful after scoring his first goal in a Merseyside derby at Goodison.
He regularly terrorised Premiership defences and won an FA Cup winners medal in 1995 before moving to Newcastle United in a shock transfer deal in 1998.
However, after a somewhat disappointing time in the North-East, Deputy Chairman Bill Kenwright plotted to bring the hero of the Gwladys Street back to what he termed his ‘rightful home’.
After protracted negotiations Duncan made his Merseyside return on August 17, 2000 and, in typical story-book fashion, scored two goals on his ‘second’ home debut against Charlton Athletic.
A tall and physically strong centre-forward with an excellent first touch, Duncan’s career has been blighted by a succession of injuries in recent seasons.
When he first arrived David Moyes made Ferguson his captain.