Former Hibs inside forward Tommy Preston has died aged 82.
Tommy was an immensely popular figure at Easter Road, watching all the home games from the director’s box and always taking time to chat to the supporters,
He will be sadly missed by Hibs fans everywhere.
Tommy played for Longstone Primary School then Juniper Thistle where he won an under-18 Scottish Cup medal.
He then moved to Edinburgh Thistle and Newtongrange Star before Hugh Shaw signed the youngster for Hibs.
After a spell in the reserves alongside his friend Roy Erskine, the grandfather of Andy Murray, Tommy became a regular in the first team playing various positions.
Tommy made his first team debut more than 60 years ago, on April 17 1954, in a 3-0 defeat to Celtic at Easter Road in front of a crowd of 45,000.
Among his team mates that day were three members of the Famous Five, Eddie Turnbull, Willie Ormond and Bobby Johnstone.
His first goal came less than a month later against East Fife in the League Cup.
Tommy made more than 300 appearances for the club and also scored a goal in a famous victory for Hibs against Barcelona.