RENFREW manager Colin Clark has paid tribute to club legend Frank Daily, who died last month.

Talented forward Daily played for The Frew between 1986 and 1994, scoring many goals in the process and becoming a real fans’ favourite.

He netted his first goal for the club against Carnoustie Panmure in a Scottish Junior Cup tie, with his finest moment in a Renfrew shirt perhaps coming in the same competition as he managed to score all four goals in a 4-0 win over Maybole in 1990.

Clark played alongside Daily while he was coming through the ranks at the club and will remember him as a popular colleague and the joker of the team.

He told Gazette Sport: “If there was ever a prank getting done in the dressing room, Frank would have been behind it.

“Frank was one of the funniest guys I’ve ever played with and shared a dressing room with. He was always up to no good.

“As well as that, he was a good striker and scored a lot of goals for Renfrew during his time at the club.

“I was a young boy when I played with him and he was getting to the tail end of his career but he still had a lot to offer.

“It’s a sad loss.”

Renfrew haven’t been in action since November 28, when they secured a 5-2 victory against Ashfield, as two games in a row were postponed due to a positive case of Covid-19 at the club and then a waterlogged pitch.

Clark’s troops will have gone more than a month without kicking a ball when they welcome Glasgow University to New Western Park on Saturday but, after watching them bang in eight goals in their previous two matches, he is hoping his strikers can pick up where they left off.

“The boys are scoring goals, although the ratio of chances to goals probably still isn’t as high as I’d hope,” he said. “We’re still creating a lot more chances than we’re taking.

“The strikers got us out of a hole against Ashfield, as opposed to recent weeks where we hadn’t been taking chances.”

Despite the long spell without a game, Clark admits he has been glad to have a festive break after everything that has gone on over the past year.

He added: “With the boys playing for nothing, I think you’ve got to have a bit of come and go.

“You’ve got to let them have their holiday after the year we’ve had.”