This weekend we will welcome back Ryan Cresswell and Ryan Leonard to Roots Hall for our pre-match tribute to Chris Barker.
Following the announcement earlier this week that there will be a minute’s silence observed prior to kick-off and we’re encouraging supporters to clap in the 39th minute, we can now reveal further plans which we are pleased to say will involve two former teammates of Chris’.
Cresswell and Leonard were both close friends of his in their time at the club, while Leonard lived with Chris for three years.
Before the silence the two former Blues players, along with club physio Ben Clarkson who was a very close friend of Chris and John White who played with Chris at Colchester, will walk onto the pitch to lay flowers and a special canvas print.
We ask that supporters arrive early and take their seats in time for the minute’s silence.
A reminder that 50p from every matchday programme sold at Saturday's game against Tranmere will be donated to Mind Charity.