STOKE CITY will pay tribute to their former player Paul Ware at the Barclays Premier League match against Norwich City on Saturday.
The Club have confirmed that the big screen at the Britannia Stadium will run a special tribute both before the kick-off and at half-time.
City are also preparing for the fact that supporters are planning to stage a minute’s applause for Ware in the 42nd minute of the game.
It was at the age of 42 that the Congleton-born player tragically lost his long battle against a rare form of brain cancer last week.
Ware’s family, including his wife Tracey and two daughters, Laura and Amy, will be present at the game after being invited by the Club.
The tribute will feature many of the highlights of his career, most notably, of course, the all-important goal at Peterborough which booked the Potters’ passage through to the Wembley Final of the 1992 Autoglass Trophy.
This follows on from a very fitting tribute paid by supporters who made the trip to Loftus Road for the Queens Park Rangers match.
The players wore black armbands on that occasion as a mark of respect when, ironically enough, City’s first goal came in the 42nd minute.
*Ware’s funeral will take place at St Mary’s Church in Sandbach at 1.30pm on Tuesday when supporters are welcome to attend the service.
The family have asked that those wishing to make donations should do so to charities for children’s cancer and brain cancer.