Liverpool and Scotland star Andy Robertson and clubs across Scotland have paid tribute to John Sludden after he passed away, aged 56.

The striker shot to fame in 1980 by scoring a double for Scotland schoolboys in a famous 5-4 win over England at Wembley. He signed for Celtic before going on to feature for  St Johnstone, Airdrie, Ayr, Kilmarnock, East Fife, Clydebank, Clyde and Stenhousemuir.

He managed Bo’ness United, Camelon juniors and East Stirling until 2018 while he was also a youth development coach at Celtic in his career. Liverpool ace Robertson said: “A fantastic coach and an even better man! My thoughts and prayers are with his family. Rest easy Sluddy.”

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The Liverpool and Scotland star has sent his well-wishes to John Sludden and his family. (Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Jim Duffy, current Dumbarton manager and former teammate of Sludden, added: “John was a really talented player and he was a genuinely lovely, funny man and everyone liked him. When he went into management I was surprised as he was so nice but he had great banter and the players enjoyed working with him.”

Several more have joined the Dumbarton boss and Liverpool star in paying their respects.

 

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