Former chairman John Ryan watched Doncaster Rovers win 3-1 at Preston North End to book their place in the FA Cup fourth round.
Ryan was among the away fans at Deepdale and posed for a photograph with Rovers legend James Coppinger at half time.
The 68-year-old, who lives in Cheshire, has kept a low profile since two failed takeover attempts.
He ended a rollercoaster 15-year spell at the club when he resigned as chairman in 2013 and said he was ‘finished with football’ after a joint takeover bid with One Direction star Louis Tomlinson collapsed the following year.
Ryan took over Rovers in 1998 when they were a Conference side.
His reign saw the club win four promotions, a first major cup in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy and return to the second tier for the first time in half a century.
Photo courtesy of Paul Mayfield.