Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh has made one Rangers Fan's morning by gifting them a coveted Europa League Final ticket.

Welsh took to Twitter this morning to offer up the opportunity after explaining that he no longer needed his ticket.

He said: "As @WestHam, unfortunately, didn’t make the Europa final, I now have a spare ticket. Rather than waste it I would like to donate it to a Rangers fan.

"This is not a hoax, please get in touch if interested.

"Will need details to transfer it to your phone as guest for UEFA security."

After receiving hundreds of likes, retweets and replies including a tongue in cheek "choose life, choose me", Welsh confirmed that he had found a lucky fan to donate his ticket to.

He said: "Hi everyone just to say that the ticket has gone to a guy on here - he’s been in touch with his details and we’re just waiting on UEFA completing the transfer.

"Sorry I couldn’t have helped out more people who wanted to see the game.

"If any@WestHam mates are holding, check my TL."

Fans have been reacting to the kind gesture with one saying: "You're a true gent."

Another quipped: "You're a big softie at heart."