ITALIAN football side Roma has helped raise international awareness of one of Scotland's longest missing people cases.

The club used the opportunity to unveil their new signing Croatian footballer Nikola Kalinic, who is on loan from Atletico Madrid, to show posters of missing children from across the globe - and Sandy Davidson was one of the cases used.

Evening Times:

The missing toddler vanished in 1976. It is thought he left his grandmother’s garden in Ayrshire to look for a family pet when he was three-years-old.

The child was playing at the home in St Kilda Street, Irvine, with his younger sister Donna, then aged two, when the dog escaped from the garden. The boy is believed to have followed but did not return.

Despite a search, there have been no sightings of him since April 23 1976, the day he went missing.

Evening Times:

Police have even created an image of how he might look now. 

Roma's tweet on social media, which has been viewed more than a 100,000 times, said: "We’re using our transfer announcements on Twitter to help search for missing children."