Footballers current and former across the North West of England have paid tribute to football agent Gary Lloyd, following his tragic death at his home in Greater Manchester.
Lloyd, 46, father of of Worsley in the borough, represented players across the North West area and most recently represented players for Bury FC.
In a statement by the North West Ambulance Service, it was confirmed that they had been called to a private family home at around 1.18pm on Sunday afternoon, after it was believed Lloyd had fallen down the stairs.
Since the accident, the agent has tragically passed away and in shock the football world have been passing on their thoughts on social media at the news.
A spokesman for Bury on Monday morning posted on its' twitter account:
Players and former associates have been quick to pay their own tributes to the agent. Former Manchester City, Arsenal and Oldham Athletic player-manager posted his own words, describing that he was 'devastated', and that he 'is and always will be a top top man'.
The brother of Ryan Giggs, Rhodri were close friends also and on news of Lloyd's passing, posted a reminder of happier days:
Wigan defender Alex Bruce also expressed his shock at Lloyd's passing, whilst former Blackburn, West Brom and Burnley defender Steven Reid was equally saddened.