Fleetwood Town Chairman Andy Pilley has paid tribute to club Vice President Barrie McLoughlin who has sadly passed away.
Barrie offered a lifetime of service at Highbury Stadium, enjoying roles in just about every department in the club before a popular stint as kit man.
And chairman Pilley has today paid his own tribute.
He said: “Barrie was a man who I hold in the highest regard, he was a a genuine Fleetwood Town legend."
“When I first arrived at Fleetwood as owner there were a number of hugely important volunteers who basically kept the club going - and Barrie was as important as any of them.
“One day he’d be painting the stand, cleaning up, fixing things and even had a spell as kit man - and we never paid him a penny. He was a hugely popular, decent and funny man.
“Barrie was someone who I spoke to regularly and was always genuinely thrilled with the clubs progress and success - he couldn’t be prouder of what Fleetwood Town have become.
“In recent years Barrie and his wife moved to the Isle of Man so wasn’t able to get to many games but I know he never lost his passion for the club.
“He’s a legend of the club and someone we’ll all miss."