Colin McAdam, who has died suddenly following a heart attack aged 61, was a former footballer perhaps best-known for his spell with Rangers during the club’s dark days in the early 1980s.
Colin began his senior career with Dumbarton, before joining Motherwell, then Partick Thistle. At Firhill, he formed a formidable strike force with Doug Somner.
A Rangers fan since boyhood, his goal-scoring form for Thistle hitting the net 34 times in 114 starts for the club persuaded John Greig to invest £165,000 in taking him to Ibrox as a striker in June 1980.
Good for Rangers, not so good for Thistle, who had sought a higher fee and McAdam’s transfer value was the first in Scotland to be set by a transfer tribunal.
He is survived by his wife Celia, sons Kenneth and Ross, daughters Carol-Anne and Melanie and grandchildren Morgan and Jackson.