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Pre-Match Tribute To Bert

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10:36 24th January 2014

Minute's applause before kick off

 

A minute’s applause will be held prior to kick-off tomorrow to pay tribute to Wolves legend Bert Williams MBE, who passed away on Sunday at the age of 93.

Bert’s family will be pitchside for the minute’s applause, where they will be joined by his former team-mates Ron Flowers and Malcolm Finlayson, and two further Wolves goalkeepers past and present in Phil Parkes and Carl Ikeme.

Following the applause the respective Wolves and Bristol City goalkeepers will lay flowers behind each goal before the game kicks off.

Wolves are also making a donation to New Cross Hospital which cared for Bert with the cheque being presented on the day.

Fans are encouraged to allow plenty of time to enter the stadium to be present for the pre-match tribute.

am sure the supporters will give Bert Williams a great tribute on Saturday," said Wolves Head Coach Kenny Jackett.

"It is a sad loss and a tough time for Bert's family but I am sure they will feel very proud to see what the Wolves fans thought of him.

"It will be a chance to celebrate the part he played in what was a very good era for the football club.

“There’s a history at every club and I think it’s good and a positive.

“The achievements of Bert and his team-mates show what can be done.

“So it’s a good challenge and it’s something we should be excited by, not be daunted be it.

“The current squad can be inspired by their achievements and it’s a fantastic incentive for them.”

Bert’s picture will be carried on the cover of a special edition of the matchday programme, which includes a further eight-page tribute inside.

A memorial service to celebrate Bert’s life is to take place at St Peter’s Collegiate Church in Wolverhampton City Centre at 12 noon on Wednesday, February 5th.

Fans will be welcome to attend, subject to space inside the church.

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