Bolton Wanderers have paid tribute to the long serving former vicar of St Peter's Church and Whites season ticket holder, Alan Wolstencroft.

The vicar, who died on September 16, has been remembered by Bolton Wanderers Club Chaplain Phil Mason as "much loved", and has thanked him for his services.

Phil Mason said: "Alan was a big BWFC fan and season ticket holder most of his life and was the ‘unofficial Chaplain’ before I was appointed.

"He conducted the 50th Anniversary service of the Burnden Park disaster, which took place at Bolton Parish Church.

"Alan also took part in the dedication of the Nat Lofthouse statue with a dedication prayer.

"He was a great support to the club and an encouragement to me in my role as Club Chaplain.

"We give thanks for his services and support to the club and our prayers and thoughts are with his family at this time."

Alan Wolstencroft spent his whole career serving the Diocese of Manchester.