WORK on a mural in tribute to Flintshire footballing legend Gary Speed is now underway down in Cardiff.

2022 marks 11 years since the former Wales international footballer and manager took his own life, aged 42 years old.

In his heyday, Speed was a much-loved and hard-working midfielder for Leeds United, Everton, Newcastle United, Bolton Wanderers and Sheffield United.

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Speed, born in Mancot, also earned 85 caps for Wales and is high up on the Premier League's all-time appearance-makers with 535 of those to his name.

Now, a mural is being painted just down the road from the Cardiff City Stadium in his honour.

Speed is viewed by many as the man who set the foundations for the success that the Wales national football team has enjoyed over recent years.

Several fans have taken to Twitter to share their pictures of the mural which is currently in its early stages.

Cymru have qualified for the last two European Championships (2016, 2021) and the upcoming World Cup in Qatar (Which gets underway in November 2022).

The mural, located on the junction of Atlas Road and Leckwith Road, is being created by Unify Creative and is expected to be completed by the end of next week.

They were also responsible for the eye-catching 'My Cymru, My Shirt' mural (pictured above).