HEARTFELT tributes have been paid to a former Morton player who has died at the age of 91. 

Jim McDonald passed away at Balclutha Care Home on Saturday, February 10. 

Jim spent two seasons at Morton, in 1957/58 and 1958/59, playing 27 times and scoring seven goals. 

The skilful right winger also played for Dumbarton and Gillingham during his career. 

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On his 91st birthday last year, Morton representatives presented Jim with a signed shirt and card on behalf of everyone at Cappielow. 

The club said it was saddened to hear of Jim's passing and sent condolences to his family.

The Telegraph visited Jim at his home last year after his birthday celebration, and found out more about his time at the club. 

Jim recalled being a Morton fan from a very young age, and said it was always a 'triumph' walking down the road to Cappielow.

He said he would always hold a place for Morton in his heart. 

Jim said: "Walking out onto the pitch with my strip on was always enough for me."