Tributes have been pouring in following the news that former Imps manager Keith Alexander has passed away at the age of 53. It was announced that the Macclesfield Town manager died at home on Tuesday night following the Silkmen’s match against Notts County.

Alexander, who guided the Imps to four successive play-off finished, suffered a brain aneurysm in November 2003 and had to take time off work this season due to illness.

Doncaster Rovers boss Sean O’Driscoll saw Alexander the night before he passed away and told The Linc: “I’m gobsmacked, I was at the game last night and I saw Keith and he looked fit as a fiddle. Everyone’s shocked, he was a nice fella and a well respected man who worked very hard, it’s a sad loss.”

O’Driscoll was manager of Bournemouth, Lincoln’s opponents when Alexander guided the Imps to the play-off final in 2003.

Lincoln City have announced that supporters wishing to pay their own tributes to Alexander can do so at Sincil Bank, where tributes can be placed in the home dug-out. The stadium will be open from 9 a.m to 5 p.m on Thursday and Friday.