TOM BOYD is the only man to lift a trophy as both captain of Motherwell and Celtic.

His very last game for the Lanarkshire club came in the the 1991 Scottish Cup Final, and perhaps his greatest moment at Parkhead was when the team he led famously stopped Rangers winning ten leagues in a row seven years later.

And on both days, Phil O’Donnell was on the pitch beside him.

On Sunday, for what has been dubbed Phil’s Final, Boyd believes his former team-mate will be in the thoughts of everyone.

He said: “Phil is rightly held in high esteem at both clubs and he has a stand named after him at Fir Park. At Celtic, he was an integral part of the team which stopped Rangers winning 10 in a row.

“Someone asked me recently who he’d be supporting on Sunday and I think he’d sit on the fence because he had feelings for both clubs. It’ll be an emotional afternoon for Eileen and the family, especially with his boy leading the teams out.

“When you look at some players and their lifestyles, Phil could be held up as a model professional with the way he lived his life on and off the park. That’s why he’s still revered for what he gave to the game.

"Phil quickly grew in stature and stamina and scored in the '91 Cup Final.

"He was just a terrific player but unfortunately his bravery in playing through injuries in the earlier part of his career took its toll on him.

"We all remember Phil fort what he was, a fantastic football player and a fantastic person."

Boyd won’t be sitting on the fence; however, his heart would hardly be broken if this Motherwell were to become the first since his to life a piece of silverware.

He said: “If Celtic were to lose then I would rather it was to Motherwell. That would be a softener for me.

"I certainly have great affection and thank them for what they gave to me.

"Motherwell gave me my start in the game and we had so many great times through the years so I still have a soft spot for them.

If it wasn't for the fact that they were playing Celtic in the cup final then I would certainly enjoy a Motherwell victory.”