Former Brighton & Hove Albion defender Guy Butters paid his own tribute to the late Justin Edinburgh and recalled a memorable charity game which the two took part in together recently.
Butters moved out on loan to Southend United while Edinburgh moved in the opposite direction from Tottenham back in 1990, and the former Seagulls centre-back explained how their paths have crossed since then.
He said, “I was out of the Tottenham team at the time, I wanted to play football and the manager asked me if I would go out on loan to Southend.
“I went there and Justin came the other way to Tottenham. After my loan finished, I went back to Tottenham, Justin was there too and I got to know him quite well.
“I went on to play a couple of charity games with him. We had the same thought processes and mentality about football, and he is someone that will be greatly missed.”
The former Seagulls centre-back also spoke about the duo’s shared qualities and how he’ll be greatly missed from the football world.
“We both loved the game; he was a lad that would work his socks off on the pitch, but you could have a good laugh and a social with him afterwards too," he continued.
“He played the game in the right way, was a very good player and a good lad too. We would go for a while without seeing each other and would just meet up at those charity games.
“He had a great left foot, got some great crosses in and liked a challenge too. He was a very good player and a really good lad. You know how highly respected someone is by the number of tributes they get.”