Funeral details for a footballer who “lived the dream” after playing for his boyhood idols Dundee have been announced.
John McGlashan died on January 10 after a battle with motor neurone disease (MND).
The 50-year-old’s funeral will be at Dundee Crematorium on Monday, January 29, at 1.15pm.
His loved ones have requested family flowers only and have said that donations can be made in his memory to MND Scotland and the Euan MacDonald Centre for MND Research at the University of Edinburgh.
MND, a progressive neurological condition, affects the brain and nerves, causing weakness.
John, a native of Dundee, also played for Angus sides Montrose and Arbroath, as well as Millwall, Rotherham United, Fulham, Peterborough United and Ross County, in a career lasting almost 30 years.
He went on to become player- manager for Arbroath as well, taking the helm at Gayfield for four seasons.
The Lichties said they were “shocked, stunned and saddened” to hear of the death of the footballer, describing him as “a true gent and a real friend”.
His professional career started at Montrose in 1988, after a spell with junior side Dundee Violet.
After two years he moved down south to sign for Millwall. In his three years with the London side he made loan appearances for Fulham and Cambridge United.
Further transfers to Peterborough and Rotherham followed, before John finally returned to Scotland, signing for Dundee in 1997.
He would remain in Scotland for the rest of his career.
Dundee released a statement following his death, saying the former midfielder “lived the dream” of playing for his boyhood idols.
The statement said: “Everyone at Dundee Football Club was saddened to learn of the death of former Dundee midfielder and youth coach John McGlashan who passed away aged just 50.
“John McGlashan was ‘one of our own’ as a Dundee boy who lived the dream of pulling on the dark blue and playing his part in a title winning campaign.
“The thoughts of everyone at Dens Park are with his family and friends at this sad time.”