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💬 Evatt: Frank was a wonderful footballer and he will be sadly missed

26 March 2021

Ian Evatt paid a glowing tribute to Bolton Wanderers legend Frank Worthington who passed away earlier this week.

Speaking ahead of his side’s trip to Forest Green Rovers on Saturday, the Wanderers manager described Frank as a ‘true maverick’ and a ‘football legend who has been taken far too soon.’

Frank, who won eight England caps and also played for Huddersfield Town and Leicester City, passed away at the age of 72 following a long illness.

During his spell at Burnden Park, he scored 35 goals including that wonder strike against Ipswich Town in 1979 – and cemented himself into Wanderers folklore forevermore.

And ahead of the weekend’s game at the New Lawn where Wanderers players will be wearing black armbands in Frank’s memory, Evatt said: “Frank was a true maverick.

“His ability on the football pitch was excellent and he could do things on the pitch that nobody else could.

“Also, his character off the pitch was something that you don’t really see nowadays. He was a wonderful footballer and he will be very sadly missed.

“He was a real technician who could score goals, see a pass, do things that other men couldn’t in that era and time. It’s another legend of the game that has been taken far too soon."


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