There are plans to pay tribute to Tommy Burns ahead of Kilmarnock vs Celtic, it can be revealed.

A legend of both clubs, on the anniversary of his sad passing in 2008, supporters, players and club officials will join together to remember the much-loved figure of either team.

A minute's applause will take place prior to kick-off at Rugby Park on Wednesday, May 15.

Celtic fans will also display a tifo, paying tribute to Burns before the match.

This has been agreed between both clubs for their penultimate Scottish Premiership game of the 2023/24 campaign.

Celtic fans group, the Green Brigade, unveiled their plans for the display on social media. 

The group's statement on the matter reads: "On the anniversary of the death of Celtic's greatest son, our current heroes are on the cusp of closing another epic chapter in our magical Celtic story.

"Tommy Burns lived for Celtic. Through his immortal example, the fans and team will cross the finish line as one.

"We kindly ask all fans to arrive early, raise your material as the champions-elect enter the field and use Tommy's memory to inspire vociferous support throughout."

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It's understood that no special access has been granted to the group to prepare the tifo ahead of the game in Ayrshire.

Burns is best known for his long and successful association with Celtic as a player, manager and coach. He pulled on the green & white hoops between 1971 and 89 before spending five years as a player & manager with Killie.

He helped guide the club to promotion in the 1992/93 season after a ten-year absence during the 80s, before helping Killie to survive the threat of relegation.

Burns then moved back to Celtic as their manager, replacing Lou Macari. 

He was also assistant manager of Scotland from 2002 to 2007, and famously struck up a close relationship with Walter Smith and Ally McCoist.

Burns sadly died of melanoma aged just 51.