We are sorry to hear of the passing of former club doctor Barrie Smith, who has died at the age of 86.
Dr Smith looked after the medical needs of our players from the mid-1970s until 2004, initially working alongside club director David “Doc” Targett and subsequently with Phil Bickley.
Always a popular figure at Villa Park, he continued to attend home matches until last season.
A few years ago he published a book, “Doc” about his Villa experiences and other medical matters.
Condolences to family and friends at this sad time.