SMITH was a real old-fashioned, bludgeoning type of centre-forward in the mould of England’s Nat Lofthouse.

He was first spotted as a free-scoring youngster with East Stirling and went on to enjoy a lengthy Ibrox career which spanned three decades.

Whether on the ground or in the air, Smith’s powerful physical presence always posed problems for defenders and allowed him to find the net with pleasing regularity.

He amassed a huge tally of goals including 300 in both peace and wartime league matches.

Jimmy was also a great character who enjoyed nothing better than a laugh with his fellow players and some banter with the supporters.

After retiring in 1946 he served the club as both trainer and chief scout for a further 21 years.