Together with clubs across the EFL, Rotherham United and Coventry City will join in a minute’s applause prior to kick off at tonight’s games in memory of the late, great, Sir Bobby Charlton.
Following the passing of Sir Bobby Charlton, the strength of feeling within the game for the huge contribution he made to the League as a player has been recognised by the EFL, with an applause taking place across the country at tonight’s round of fixtures.
This evening's teams will also wear black armbands as a mark of respect to Sir Bobby and his brother, Tommy - who is based locally and has strong connections with Rotherham United - will join us as the club's guest and observe the minute's applause pitchside.
It goes without saying that our condolences remain with Tommy, all the Charlton family and Sir Bobby's many friends during this incredibly difficult time.
The news of Sir Bobby's passing broke on Saturday afternoon, as we heard that we had lost one of the greatest players and League ambassadors in English football history.
An absolute great on and off the pitch, Sir Bobby won three Football League First Division titles, an FA Cup and a European Cup during an illustrious career. He also famously helped inspire England to the 1966 World Cup triumph – A year in which he was also named the Ballon D’or winner.
The applause will take place on the referee’s whistle shortly before kick off at this evening’s fixture with Coventry City. We would advise anyone wishing to pay their tributes to get into the ground early and we politely request those entering at around the time that the applause will take place to be mindful as they arrive at AESSEAL New York Stadium.