The Imps family came together to celebrate the life of the legendary Colin Murphy, who was laid to rest on Tuesday following a funeral service at Lincoln Cathedral.
City employees who were unable to attend also provided a guard of honour at the LNER Stadium, as the funeral cortege drove him past the ground one last time prior to a private family committal.
“He was the ultimate football man, he loved the game and as players we all respected him - he was a lovely, gentle man and someone I will miss,” said Grant Brown, City’s record appearance holder who was brought to the club by Murph.
“He got me back on track really, I was going nowhere at Leicester and I owe him a lot.”
Among the former players who returned for the funeral was Mick Harford.
“He came in to Lincoln City while I was a player in my formative years,” he said.
“He was a massive influence on my career, and without him I would not have achieved what I have in football.
“He was a really popular and enigmatic character, he was off the wall at times and had a big love for this football club.”