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6 August 2021

Minute's applause prior to kick-off this weekend as Town celebrate the life of a true great

The Club will be honouring the late Paul Mariner on Saturday when Morecambe visit Portman Road for the opening game of the 2021/22 season.

A Blues legend who scored 135 goals for Blues in 339 appearances and was part of Sir Bobby Robson's FA Cup and UEFA Cup winning sides, Paul sadly passed away last month at the age of 68. 

Town's first-team wore black armbands at the pre-season friendly against Dartford last month, with Saturday's home opener - which is set to be played in front of over 20,000 fans - allowing the Club and its supporters to celebrate the career and life of an iconic number nine for club and country together.

A minute's applause will take place prior to kick-off tomorrow, with some of Paul's family and loved ones in attendance at Portman Road.

Segments of pre-recorded interviews with former teammates and fellow legends, Terry Butcher and John Wark, will be played during half-time.

The full interviews will be published on the Club's iFollow and social media accounts later today.

There will also be a virtual bucket collection for The Brain Tumour Charity, an organisation who seek to raise awareness of brain tumours, reduce diagnosis times and provide support and information for people with brain tumours, their families and friends.

You can donate to support their fantastic work by clicking here.

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