Leeds United fans have taken to social media to lavish praise on Mick Jones, who made more than 300 appearances for the club in all competitions.
Jones, who operated as a centre-forward, turned out for the Whites between 1967 and 1975, having moved to Elland Road from Sheffield United.
The three-time England international scored 111 goals for Leeds and won a host of trophies during his time at the club, as shown by the tweet below.
A number of Leeds fans took to social media to hail Jones as the club posted a special birthday message for their former player.
Some asked if Jones was available to play against Aston Villa this weekend, whilst others claimed that the team could have used him this season.
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A selection of the Twitter reaction can be seen below:
Happy birthday Mick, can you play Sunday for us against Villa plz? ??
— Paulo1981 (@Paulo19812) April 24, 2019
can he play left wing
— Tom Burrow (@TomBurrow_) April 24, 2019
We could have done with Mick this season
— Adrian grice (@Adriangrice1) April 24, 2019
One of the best signings Leeds ever made. Never got the plaudits he deserved but a perfect partner for Allan Clarke.
— David Wales (@davidwales7354) April 24, 2019
My first football hero
— Dave Wright (@rightwithaw) April 24, 2019
Can we make a Legends team for the next 2 games and playoffs?
— Ryan (@Ryan11654550) April 24, 2019
Can he play against Villa?
— Noel Butler (@Noel_Butler1) April 24, 2019
We need him vs Villa
— Tiger Steel? (@TigerSteel8) April 24, 2019