Following the recent passing of Ron Springett, Sheffield Wednesday will dedicate Saturday’s home game against Fulham to the legendary former goalkeeper.
Ironically, Ron was born in Fulham and the Owls are grateful for the Cottagers’ co-operation ahead of when the two teams meet at Hillsborough.
All the players of both sides will wear black armbands during the match, which will be immediately preceded by a minute’s silence.
In addition, the flags adorning the stadium will remain at half-mast to remember the Owls’ highest capped England international in history.
In a more permanent tribute, Saturday’s matchday programme will suitably mark the London product, who made 384 senior appearances for the club.
The cover is a simple, fitting design and within the programme are pages dedicated to the man himself – including EXCLUSIVE interviews with Wednesday greats Don Megson and Howard Wilkinson.
Outside the ground, meanwhile, supporters who wish to pay their tributes to Ron with flowers are welcome to do so in a memorial area directly adjacent to the South Stand bridge.
The thoughts of everyone at Sheffield Wednesday stay with the family and friends of Ron at this extremely difficult time.
RON SPRINGETT 1935-2015 RIP