Tributes have been paid to Dundee FC legend Jimmy Toner, who died last week at the age of 91.
The former Dens Park star, who was recently inducted into the club’s Hall of Fame, passed away suddenly after suffering from heart failure.
Inside-forward Jimmy won two League Cup winner’s medals as part of the club’s famous post-war side.
The fun-loving lifelong Dundee fan netted 22 times in 71 matches during an eight-year stint with his boyhood heroes.
Jimmy, whose wife was killed in a coach crash in 2007, signed for Dundee in 1946, rejecting Manchester United in the process.
He later revealed that club gaffer George Anderson was the only manager who agreed to pay him while he served his time in the RAF.
According to daughter Gail, Jimmy lived for his family and for the beautiful game.
Now residing in Swindon, she revealed that her dad remained fiercely independent throughout his life and regularly refused to ask for help.
Gail said: “On my dad’s 90th birthday he was still bowling four or five times a week.
“He used to walk for his paper and rolls every day.
“He was very independent.
“My mum died in a coach crash and after she died my dad turned into a bit of a domestic goddess.
“But a year past November, he had a burst aneurysm and he was never quite as fit after that.
“And from November last year he really struggled.
“But we didn’t think it was that bad.”
Gail continued: “My dad wouldn’t wear a hearing aid because he thought it would make him look old.
“He would sit there and do exercises for his stomach because he didn’t want to get fat.
“My dad had a great life. He lived for football and was so proud to have played for Dundee.”
Gail has arranged for Jimmy’s hearse to be driven past his spiritual home Dens Park.
As part of the service, Gail’s daughter Shelley will don Jimmy’s 1951 League Cup winning jersey in honour of her late grandad.
Jimmy’s wake will be held in a function suite inside the stadium.
Mr Toner’s funeral takes place at Dundee Crematorium at 11am.
His hearse will be driven past Dens Park 30 minutes before the service begins.