CELTIC legend Chris Sutton is backing the search for a man who has been missing for almost a week. 

Evan Reid was last sighted on Saturday, March 25 at around 10.06pm on Inchinnan Road in Paisley.

The missing 31-year-old, who is from Irvine, boarded the 9.30pm train at Glasgow Central heading to the town, but got off in Paisley after texting his partner to say "something dodgy" was happening.

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We previously reported an image of the missing 31-year-old was displayed to thousands of football fans at Hampden Park on Tuesday night (March 28) during the Scotland v Spain Euro 2024 qualifier. 

Now, Chris Sutton has shared an appeal to find Evan on Twitter after he was asked to raise awareness. 

Twitter user Andy Oliver asked the former Celtic striker to retweet the appeal due to having a large following of people from Paisley and Glasgow. 

He also revealed Sutton had previously met Evan. 

The tweet read: "Hi @chris_sutton73 a few years ago you met Evan Reid.

"He went missing in Paisley.

"We need people with large followings to retweet to raise awareness.

"Due to your affiliation with Celtic, you’ll have a large following of people from Paisley/Glasgow."

Evan Reid is described as being around 5ft 8in tall with a slim build. 

He was last seen wearing a khaki green jumper, a black body warmer, dark blue jeans and grey trainers.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to contact police by calling 101 and quoting incident number 4112 of Saturday, March 25.