The crowds were full of emotion at Ibrox this morning as thousands gathered to pay their respects to legendary kitman Jimmy Bell.

As Rangers fans waited to watch his funeral cortege pass the stadium they shared messages of tribute with the Glasgow Times.

Here's what they had to say:

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Alistair Forbes, from East Kilbride

“I came along today to pay respects for Jimmy, a guy that served the club for over 30 years.

"He was a massive Rangers man; I have massive respect for him. I never knew him, but he was a lovely man.”

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James McClean, from Ballymena Northern Ireland

"Jimmy was a gentleman, and he was 30 odd years with the Rangers, you know, as kitman.

"He was well liked, and it’s proved here today when you see the people here.

"It’s just a pity we didn’t have the Europa League trophy.

"Anyway, we’ll be back again, and God bless Jimmy.”

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Dylan Cairns, from Prestwick

“We came here today to pay our final respects to Jimmy.

"Personally, I don’t get much time to come to the games, but I understand how much he meant to the team and to the club.”

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Margaret Brown from Castlemilk and Gwen Burrows from Drumoyne

Margaret said: “We just came to show our respects to Jimmy Bell the legend.

“He was part of the club.

“We’re here because most of the boys are still in Seville.

“We’re here on behalf of them.

“Gwen’s nephew is over there still so we’ve put a scarf down for him.

“Jimmy Bell was a legend. They’re all legends, especially after the other night.

Gwen added: “The club means a lot to us.

"I'm all choked."

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Evan McNicol, from Prestwick

“I don’t get to the games as much as I would like so I just came here to pay my final respects.

"I didn’t know Jimmy personally, but I knew he was a big figure in the club, especially with what’s been going on the past 15 years, I just wanted to pay final respects to him and I wish him family respect.”

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Jim Mutch from Glasgow and Pat Cross from Cumbernauld

Jim said: “We’re here today for Jimmy Bell, the kit man for over 30 years.

“He’s a legend at our club.

“There was the disappointment of Wednesday night this week but hopefully we can win the cup tomorrow for Jimmy and for Walter Smith.

“There are thousands of people here and everyone feels the same. He’ll be sadly missed.”