An emotional tribute will be paid to lifelong Wanderers' fan Iain Purslow at tomorrow's Emirates FA Cup tie against Luton Town at the Toughsheet Community Stadium.

Iain tragically died after being taken ill during Saturday's match against Cheltenham Town on Saturday.

Tomorrow night, players will don black armbands and a minute's silence will be held ahead of kick-off.

To celebrate Iain’s life, a round of applause will also take place in the 71st minute of the game – the age Iain was when he died.

The club flags are all now set to half-mast.

The Bolton News understands that The Sun newspaper have had their access withdrawn for the FA Cup third round replay against Luton Town tomorrow night.

The club will review their position thereafter.

The tribute has been organised in  agreement with Iain’s family, some of whom will be in attendance at Tuesday night’s game..

A spokesperson for BWFC said: “Following what has been a difficult and distressing few days for all involved, the club would like to express its heartfelt thanks to those who were directly involved in the extensive efforts to save Iain’s life on Saturday afternoon, including Lee Parker, a photographer and former paramedic who was first on the scene, supporters Dr Simon Irving, Dr Syed Bokhari and James Bracegirdle, steward Gerald McManus and the club’s medical team and Northwest Ambulance Service’s medical staff.  

“We would also like to thank the many Wanderers’ supporters, all those connected with Cheltenham Town, and the wider football community for the warmth, compassion and love they have shown Iain’s family and the club since Saturday.  

“Finally, we also acknowledge that the traumatic events that unfolded at the weekend may have deeply affected those who were close to the scene or in attendance at the stadium.

“If you would like to access support, you can contact the MIND helpline on 0300 123 3393 or our Club Chaplain, Phil Mason, on”

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