The popularity of Rotherham United physio Denis Circuit is to be reflected in a remarkable tribute by the club’s fans at Wembley on Sunday.
They have called out through social media channels to have a minute’s applause for Denis when the game gets to its 30th minute in honour of when he first arrived at the club.
It will be the final game for Denis, whose title is Head of Medical, who has had two spells with the Millers, initially in the 1980s and then since returning in 1999.
It amounts to 30 years of full-time involvement in football and loud has been the praise for Denis as he counts down to his final game - which now number over 700 - and retirement.
The players paid their own respects when they ushered Denis to the front for their lap of appreciation after the final League One home game against MK Dons.
“I was touched they did that but they are a smashing group of players here, they really are, and as much as I will miss the games, I will also miss the banter among the lads,” said Denis.
“The team is on a high, the club is moving forward and it has been a pleasure to be part of it and finishing at Wembley will be nice and another promotion would be the perfect ending.”
Denis thanked all those he’d worked with but singled out Paul Warne - “a great friend and terrific individual” - for his great help on the medical side.
Another departure after Sunday is club doctor Jason Page after 15 years’ service with the club.