Gorman's thoughts for Murdoch
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John Gorman has revealed his sadness at the passing of Celtic legend Bobby Murdoch.
The Scottish great passed away on Tuesday morning after suffering a stroke on Sunday night. He was 56.
Capped 12 times by Scotland, Murdoch was a member of the famous ‘Lisbon Lions’ team that became the first British club to lift the European Cup against Inter Milan in 1967.
Our assistant manager was at Celtic as a youngster at the same time as Murdoch before finally leaving to ply his trade at Carlisle United in 1970.
John recalled: “I was in the reserves mainly at that time to be honest but I played with Bobby, trained with him every day and he was a legend — a wonderful person and fantastic footballer.
“He played in the famous Lisbon Lions team and I was on the groundstaff then.
“I was an apprentice at that time, became a professional and worked with him every day, played with him quite a few times and got to know him very well.
“Only last year Celtic played Liverpool and I actually took Bobby into the town that night. It’s a very sad day for everyone because he was such a fantastic person and a real legend.
“Celtic play Manchester United for Tommy Boyd’s testimonial tonight and I’m sure Bobby will be in everyone’s thoughts.”