THE club is holding a minute’s applause before this afternoon’s game in memory of three men who made a huge contribution to the game.
Jimmy Armfield and Patrick Cryne both played a significant role in the EFL, with Jimmy making his mark on the nation as a player, manager and pundit and is quite rightly remembered for a lifelong commitment to Blackpool FC.
Patrick Cryne also made a major contribution to the game in his time at Barnsley, during which the Club twice won
promotion and lifted the EFL Trophy at Wembley Stadium.
Our thoughts are with the families and friends of both individuals and everyone associated with the clubs they represented.
We will also be honouring Cyrille Regis, the former West Bromwich Albion, Coventry and Aston Villa forward, who also played five times for England, who died recently after a suspected heart attack at the age of 59.
In a statement about the player the Football League said: “The EFL understands the strength of feeling throughout football for the impact Cyrille Regis made as a player and as a campaigner for black players in the game. The EFL would like to reiterate the respect and gratitude that has been shown by the football family and the wider sporting world for the contribution he has made.''