ON SUNDAY a few of the biggest names in Scottish football will join hundreds of local supporters to pay tribute to West Linton's Campbell Forsyth.

The talented footballer came through the ranks of Celtic and Hutchison Vale before playing senior football with Tweeddale Rovers, Peebles Rovers and Vale of Leithen.

But it is the past decade that has brought about Campbell's testimonial this weekend.

In 2008, he was one of the driving forces in resurrecting long-forgotten amateur team Linton Hotspur.

Over the past 10 years he's not only continued to play for the amateur team, but he's also remained one of the key figures in driving the club forward.

These days Linton Hotspur can boast a fantastic new ground and a youth section which has over 100 members.

On Sunday an all-star team, consisting of the likes of Kevin Thomson, Graeme Murty, Gary Holt and Stevie Crawford, will face a Linton Hotspur Select.

And fresh from playing in the Scottish Cup final will be Hearts striker Steven MacLean.

The all-star team to face Linton Hotspur at New Moor Road has been arranged by former team-mate Creag Robertson.

Creag, who now works for Rangers, said: "Campbell was technically one of the best players I played with, comfortable using both feet, excellent range of passing, good game knowledge but had a tendency to slow down just to tackle someone

“Over the last few weeks I spoken to a number of Campbell’s former coaches and teammates, a consistent message came across - a leader on and off the park, total commitment to the team and someone they would much rather have in their team than play against them.

"Ten years at one club certainly isn’t the norm these days, this is testament to Campbell’s commitment for the Hotspur.

"Despite numerous offers to go back into the East of Scotland League then Lowland League, his loyalty and passion for the Hotspur and his community has never wavered."

Others who are playing against Linton Hotspur include former Berwick Rangers captain Steven Notman, former Rangers players Brian Gilmour and Peter MacDonald, and current Dumbarton assistant manager Craig McPherson.

Sunday's match between Linton Hotspur FC Legends XI and a Legends Select XI will support Campbell's chosen charities, Maggie's Centre and Pancreatic Cancer UK.

Ivan Mackenzie from Linton Hotspur told us: "Campbell is a man who has given his heart and soul to Linton Hotspur and has been such a pivotal figure for the club for more than a decade.

"He is highly deserving of this honour and we wish Campbell all the very best for this match, which we are all sure will be a fantastic day."

Sunday's match kicks off at 2.30pm.