Dons to pay tribute to Sir Tom Finney

Preston North End tributes to Sir Tom Finney
Preston North End tributes to Sir Tom Finney

Dons fans are urged to rise in the seventh minute of tomorrow night’s game against Preston North End to pay tribute to Sir Tom Finney.

The Preston North End legend died last week, aged 91.

On Saturday, clubs up and down the country paid tribute to the former England international.

And with Preston visiting stadium:mk on Tuesday night for the League 1 fixture, Dons boss Karl Robinson said his club needs to do something to mark the occasion.

“We want to do a minutes applause in the seventh minute in celebration in one of the most iconic men in sports history,” he said.

“He was unique in his services as a footballer, and off the pitch as well. He was a great testament to football. And if we can be help celebrate his life in the right way then we will gladly do it.

“We were part of his 90th birthday celebrations too. It’s a shame that we were part of those celebrations, and now of his passing.

“We have to do something very classy, not because we have to but because we want to.

“He was a role model in the way he conducted himself and in the way he performed. Football has lost an unbelievable person. He was a national treasure.”