OAKWELL legend Norman Rimmington celebrated his 90th birthday last week!

'Mr Barnsley' began the week with a party at Oakwell - which was attended by ex-Reds Neil Redfearn and Allen Clarke, as well as John Hendrie and Mick McCarthy appearing via video.

He was the guest of honour at Saturday's defeat by Birmingham City - hours before the club parted company with ex-manager David Flitcroft.

Rimmo was presented to the crowd at half-time to rapturous applause, along with his ten great-grandchildren.

He joined the club during the Second World War and still works in the laundry almost every day.

He said: "I'm still here as much as I can. I collect the lads' training kit on their way in.

"I like talking to them and getting to know them. It's better than sitting at home.

"I was born in Barnsley and have lived here all my life. Barnsley is my club. I've had chances to leave but never did. Allen Clarke begged me to go to Leeds with him but I didn't want to. Leeds United are nothing to me.

"We've achieved so much for a small-town club. We got to the Premier League and the FA Cup semi-final.

"I'm very, very proud to have been involved with this wonderful club for so long."