Nottingham Forest legend Martin O’Neill has delivered a heartwarming response to the sad passing of Trevor Francis on Twitter.

The man who scored the most famous goal in the history of the football club sadly died yesterday aged 69.

Francis was the first player to be transferred for £1 million and notched the winner in the 1979 European Cup Final.

His passing has rocked Nottingham Forest and the Miracle Man will forever hold a place in the hearts of supporters.

Forest Francis
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He etched his name into folklore with a wonderful goal, arching his neck to meet a John Robertson cross and head Forest in front against Malmo.

Just 12 months later he helped Forest make history as they won the European Cup in successive seasons.

Francis was a real workhorse during his time at the City Ground and that level of commitment never went unnoticed.

O’Neill spent many good times playing alongside Francis playing in the most successful Forest team in history.

Now, he’s posted an unbelievably touching post on Twitter after the passing of his great friend.

Francis will be sorely missed by football fans. Forest and Sheffield Wednesday supporters probably have the fondest memories and he also played for England.

Forest legend O’Neill reacts to passing of Trevor Francis

O’Neill served Forest with distinction as a player and he had a less-than-successful spell as a manager.

It’s a real shame that O’Neill wasn’t able to get the team firing but it’s not tarnished what he achieved as a player.

Francis was in his thoughts yesterday. He took to Twitter to hail the man he shared a pitch with, posting a heartwarming tribute.

Francis was a great man. He returned to the City Ground on several occasions and often reunited with the Miracle Men for various exhibition events.

The man who downed Malmo in the European Cup Final will never be forgotten on the banks of the River Trent.

Hopefully, when the football returns, the club can do a proper tribute to Francis so that the supporters can get involved.

O’Neill’s words are from the heart and he echoes a lot of sentiments from the club’s fan base too.

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