“I actually watched the Champions League final at John Souttar's house," Connolly said.
“I have hardly seen them for the two years I was down south [turning out for York City] but we all went to Soapy's [Souttar] house and it was just like old times.
“I thought Andy was brilliant in the final but it was just a bit weird that we had all played with him and he is now at that level. It is surreal, unbelievable – like a dream. I'd imagine it is like a dream for him as well!
“You just didn't expect it when we were at Dundee United but his career has just gone up and up – it is brilliant. Andy is just a really nice lad and down to earth. It just shows you what can happen in football."