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Minute's applause

Notts to pay tribute to Regis and Armfield before FA Cup tie

26 January 2018

A minute's applause will take place prior to Saturday's Emirates FA Cup tie in appreciation and memory of Cyrille Regis and Jimmy Armfield.

Regis, 59, was a pioneer and role model for black footballers during the 1970s, when he was part of the "Three Degrees" alongside Laurie Cunningham and Brendan Baston at West Bromwich Albion.

He will not only be remembered for his on-field achievements, winning five England caps and the FA Cup during his playing career, but his wider influence off it, too.

Armfield, 82, was a one-club man during his career, in which he played 627 times for Blackpool - a club record.

He was also a former England captain and, in his retirement after managing Bolton Wanderers and Leeds United, became one of the iconic voices on BBC radio.

Both sets of players and the match officials will wear black armbands.

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