TRIBUTE TO STANLEY’S SAVIOUR
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.”