Tributes have been paid to Slimbridge AFC stalwart Keith Scott, who died on Saturday.

Affectionately known as 'Santa', he was involved with the club for more than 20 years.

A tribute released by the club said: "Scotty played an instrumental part in helping the club achieve the elevation from the Stroud Leagues to our position in the Southern League today.

"He was a well-respected and liked life member of the club serving on the committee for a majority of his time with the club.

"Many tributes from past and present players and local clubs have been pouring in via social media since the news broke.

"Alongside the likes of Paul Chappell and John Mack he worked tirelessly in the background to build up the facilities around Thornhill Park and would always be one of the first to volunteer to help out on projects around the ground accompanied by his faithful companion Woody.

"On match days Keith would often be found leaning on the railings watching the lads play, before joining them for a pint and some friendly banter in the clubhouse after the game.

Keith Scott

Keith Scott

"Not only had he made many friends through the club over the years but was a popular character in the local area."

Paying tribute, club chairmen Barry Gay said: "News of Scotty’s passing came as a big shock.

"He was a great friend to many of us at the club and will be sadly missed by us all."