Former players show support for Garry Jones

The club's former players association organise special reunion in support of ex-Bolton player Garry Jones

Bolton Wanderers players from yesteryear turned out to show their support for a former team-mate at Macron Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Garry Jones, who played more than 200 games for Bolton between 1968 and 1975, is battling cancer and was a special guest of the club’s at the weekend’s game against Preston North End.

The club’s former players association helped organise a special reunion, presenting a signed shirt and a cheque for £500 to Jones’ chosen charity, The Christie Hospital.

Jones was joined on the pitch at half time by Dean Holdsworth, Sam Allardyce, Peter Nicholson, Neil Whatmore, John Thomas, Geoff Gaye, Ian Seddon, Paul Hallows, Ralph Wright, Alan Waldron, Roy Greaves, Paul Jones, Mike Walsh, John Byrom, Warwick Rimmer, Syd Farrimond, Peter Lucas, Albert Lord, Stan Walker and Steve Walton.

Secretary Treasurer for the former players association Albert Lord said: “Organised by Ian Seddon. Came up with the idea a month or so ago. We donate to charities when we can and after liaising with the club we felt it was only right to show our support for Garry.
“We were all really pleased with how well it went and it was a good connection for all involved.”

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