The father of a young Fife footballer is to play in a charity match in his son’s honour.
Owen Nisbet passed away last month at the age of 11 just weeks after being diagnosed with cancer.
Plans are now under way to mark the passing of the Methil youngster, a player for Kennoway 2006’s FC, with a charity match at Bayview Stadium on Sunday.
Organiser Jim Harvey said as well as Owen’s father, a few famous faces are preparing to lace up their boots for the match.
“All of the sponsorship has now been sold and we’ve had a great response to items for a charity auction.
“Val McDermid has given us two signed books, Ian Rankin has also sent us stuff, while Raith Rovers have given us two signed shirts and a set of strips for the game.
“Now we just can’t wait to get the game started.”
Tributes poured in for Owen following his passing last month, with teams across Scotland holding a minute’s silence before matches.
He lived with his mother Cheryl, father David and little brother, who are also hosting their own fundraising football tournament to take place at Inverkeithing’s Ballast Park next month.
Among the local heroes taking part this weekend are former Dunfermline Athletic stars Scott Thomson and Mark McCulloch, ex-Raith Rovers striker Paul McManus, and East Fife’s Craig Lumsden.
The game organised by Mr Harvey will raise funds for the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh, where Owen was treated before he passed away.
Mr Harvey said: “I’ve had first-hand dealings with the ward and the staff there so I know about the fantastic work that they do.
“We’re asking people to pay what they can afford to come to the game. We would suggest £5 but if people can only afford £1 then we would never turn anybody away.
“Initially I would have said we would be happy to raise about £500 but now we are looking at the possibility of getting around £1,500 to £2,000 from the match alone.”
The match, between a Kennoway Select side and a Raith Rovers community foundation team, kicks off at midday, with a warm-up match beginning at 11am.