Dundee United legends have added their tributes to their former team-mate Ralph Milne.
The players gathered on Friday morning to lay a floral wreath in the shape of a United shirt alongside a growing collection of fans’ messages and gifts.
Paul Hegarty, Maurice Malpas, John Reilly, Hamish McAlpine, John Holt and Dave Narey all came together to remember their friend in a poignant tribute.Sturrock says Dundee United ‘doing Ralphie proud’Ralph Milne was 54 when he passed away after a long liver illness.
After the wreath was laid, Hegarty said: “These are sad times. It is great that some of the boys could come along and pay their respects, especially in front of the club.
“We were a close bunch of boys and we were with each other for 10 or 20 years.
“He was a character both off and on the pitch. We knew he hadn’t been well for a few weeks but then he took a turn for the worse. It was a shock.
“He was a young man only 54. He was a wonderful player and people would come out in their droves to see him play.
“He was the top goal scorer for Dundee United in the European game and he will be remembered for a long time to come.”
A minute’s silence will precede Saturday’s match against Kilmarnock and there will also be tributes in the 4th minute of the game, to mark the goal Ralph Milne scored which won United the league in 1983.
The club is offering reduced rate tickets in the hope that as many people as possible will come to pay their respects.
Meanwhile, Milne’s family has issued a statement through Dundee United thanking the club and its fans for their support over the past week.