Yoker Athletic players, officials and supporters will pay tribute to the club’s longest serving player this weekend after Gary Bissland was granted a testimonial by the club.

A team of Whe Ho Legends will take on a squad of Clydebank Legends at Holm Park on Sunday.

Bissland who is also now part of the Yoker coaching team, has been with the club for 17 years after arriving from Goldenhill Under-21’s in 2004.

What has followed is a career at the club where he has seen it all from promotion to relegation and everything else in between - and has earned him the nickname ‘Mr Yoker’.

Former Whe Ho boss Graeme George will return to Holm Park to take charge of the Yoker team in Sunday’s fixture.

And in a further nod to the past, in the Bankies dugout will be former manager Budgie McGhie, who has also drafted in the likes of Darian MacKinnon and current Clydebank gaffer Gordon Moffat to make up his squad.

McGhie told Yoker Athletic’s Facebook page: “I’m delighted to be able to help Gary mark his playing career at Yoker.

“He was always a tough opponent and I’m sure he’ll do well as a coach.”

On Twitter a Clydebank FC spokesperson added: “We’re delighted to be providing the opposition for Yoker stalwart Gary Bissland’s testimonial.”

Kick-off on Sunday is at 2pm.

While the rest of the West of Scotland Football League’s clubs begin their league campaign this Saturday, the odd number of teams in Conference C means Yoker must wait until Wednesday, July 21 to kick off their campaign with an away local derby against Drumchapel United.

Yoker’s first home fixture of the WoSFL campaign sees Kilsyth Rangers visit Holm Park on Saturday, July 24 with a 2pm kick-off.