Kenny Lunt has told the club’s official website that it will be a tall order to replace Barry Daly, following his sudden death last week.
The popular Daly, 63, was a lynchpin behind the scenes for the club and had known many of the staff for over 30 years.
Known affectionately known as ‘Big Baz’, he continued to drive the club’s scholars to and from training and always went out of his way for others.
Lunt, who knew Barry, from his own days as a young apprentice said in a tribute: “Everyone was devastated by the news. I had known Baz since I was a kid, maybe 10 or 11 when he used to work on the turnstiles.
“People loved being around him and he loved the club. He will be missed by everyone and our thoughts go to his wife Judith and the family at this moment in time.
“He always had a smile on his face and was positive around the place. He will be dearly missed and almost impossible to replace. Football Clubs owe people like that a lot and he will never be forgotten by the people here.
“I think when someone like Baz passes away, we should really look at things and appreciate each other a bit more.”
The family are currently raising funds to aid with Baz’s celebratory send-off. If you would like to make a donation you can do so by visiting the just giving page that has been set-up. Click here for more details on how to donate.