TRIBUTES have been paid to a former Rhyl FC and West Ham legend.
Left winger Jimmy Andrews, who played for the club in the late 1940s while he was stationed at Oswestry, died aged 85, on September 12.
Mr Andrews was serving in the Royal Artillery during his time at the club and played alongside Rhyl’s Don Spendlove while the team played in the Cheshire League.
Rhyl FC head groundsman George James, 78, was ballboy at the club when Mr Andrews played.
He said: “He was an excellent player and his quality really showed on the pitch. He was a very good player, the whole team was very good at the time.”
Andrews, who managed Cardiff City for a spell in the 1970s, joined West Ham in November 1951 before making 120 first-team appearances for the club, scoring 22 goals. After leaving for Leyton Orient in 1956, he finished his playing career with Queens Park Rangers in 1962.
He was born Invergordon, Scotland and married, in 1953, to Dorothy Shepherd, who died in 2009.
Mike Jones, Rhyl's general manager said the club would hold a minute's silence before the home game with Penrhyncoch on Saturday.