TRIBUTES have been paid to a well known Wanderers fan who died listening to his beloved team.

Andrew Haslam died on October 24 with his loving wife Debbie by his side.

The dad-of-three, 51, was part of the BWFC family and had just celebrated his birthday in Cyprus with his wife.

His funeral will take place on November 18 and will be conducted by the Bolton Wanderers club chaplain Phil Mason.

Andrew had a passion for his hometown team and loved football and cricket. He had been a Bolton supporter from the age of six, when he first watched Whites play at Burnden Park.

He went to all of the home and away games with Bolton and has been recognised by the club for his love and passion and dedication over the years.

Mr Mason said: “Debbie spoke of her husband’s death on the Bolton FM callers line explaining what had happened and asked if there could be a dedication ahead of the next game when Bolton were playing Bradford City at home.”

A moving tribute to Andrew and the family went out ahead of the game.

“It was so sad and moving to hear the message Debbie left with Bolton FM and we wanted to reach out as a club to one of our family,” added Mr Mason.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with Debbie and all the family at this difficult time of great loss.”

Andrew was an accountant and had his own business based in Chorley Old Road. He would go the extra mile to help all his clients and was a very popular man.

He leaves behind his wife Debbie and children Emma, Chris and Tom who said he was loved by all, family, friends and colleagues ­— a true gentleman.