Messages of support have poured in for Dumbarton Football Club boss Jim Duffy, who suffered a heart attack over the weekend.

The Sons confirmed the manager is now recovering in hospital and is said to be making "positive progress".

The 61-year-old was treated in Glasgow initially after suffering chest pains and has now been moved to a specialist cardiac unit on the outskirts of the city.

The club boss, who has managed six other clubs in Scotland, is understood to be recovering well and hospital staff are hoping to discharge him in the near future.

In a statement, Dumbarton Football Club said: "The news has come as a real shock to all at the club, but all indications are that he is making positive progress towards a recovery.

"As well as Jim, he and his family and many friends are in our thoughts at this difficult moment.

"We would also like to thank all NHS staff who are working to ensure Jim comes through this setback and recovers in full."

John Steele, club chairman, has extended his best wishes to the Maryhill-born manager.

He said:"Everybody at Dumbarton FC is hugely shocked that Jim has suffered this setback to his health, but we are glad and relieved to note that he is recovering well.

"Once Jim has made a full recovery, we feel absolutely sure we will see him back on the training pitch and in the dugout – and we look forward to that happening."

Some of Duffy’s former clubs were quick to show support to their former manager.

Morton tweeted: “Special thoughts and warm wishes from us all to former player and manager Jim Duffy for a speedy and full recovery following a heart attack.”

And Dundee posted: “The club would like to pass on our best wishes to former player and manager Jim Duffy after the news tonight that he is recovering in hospital. We wish Jim a full and speedy recovery.”