TRIB­UTE TO STAN­LEY’S SAVIOUR

The Football League Paper - - INSIDE -

AC­CRING­TON Stan­ley man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Rob Heys has paid trib­ute to Jack Bar­rett, who in­spired the re­birth of the club, af­ter he died last week at the age of 88.

Bar­rett’s speech at a pub­lic meet­ing in 1968 is be­lieved to have in­spired the club to set up again af­ter it was kicked out of the Foot­ball League in 1962.

And Heys con­firmed there will be a per­ma­nent trib­ute at the club’s ground.

He said:“Peo­ple will tell their kids about Jack Bar­rett and what he did for Ac­cring­ton Stan­ley. He will live on in peo­ple’s hearts and will be in ev­ery his­tory book that’s ever writ­ten on the club.

“He was Ac­cring­ton Stan­ley through and through.”

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