DEREK JOHNSTONE has paid tribute to friend and former team-mate Tam Forsyth after his death at the age of 71.

The man affectionately known as 'Jaws' to the Rangers fans passed away on Friday evening.

Johnstone played alongside Forsyth during the hugely successful reign of Jock Wallace as Rangers won two Trebles in three years.

DJ told Herald and Times Sport: “Heroes come and go but legends live forever and Tam Forsyth is a legend.

"I am so sorry to learn of his passing and my thoughts and condolences are with his friends and family.

“As a player, you would rather play whim than against him. He played every game as if it was a cup final, whether it was Brechin or Barcelona.

“Tam was a gentlemen off the park and a colossus on it. He will be sadly missed.”