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Norwich lead tributes to John Bond

John Bond at Norwich Photo: PA

Norwich will pay tribute to former manager John Bond before tonight's Capital One Cup tie against Doncaster at Carrow Road, after he passed away aged 79.

Bond was in charge of City and led them back into the top flight and was in charge for the 1975 League Cup final at Wembley, and was one of the game's most colourful characters.

In a statement the club said:

"Norwich City Football Club is saddened to learn of the death of former manager John Bond at the age of 79.

"During his tenure he brought players such as World Cup winner Martin Peters to Norwich City, which helped trigger an exciting brand of attacking football at Carrow Road.

"Everybody at Norwich City Football Club would like to send their sincere condolences to John's family and friends.

"There will be an opportunity for Canary fans to remember John at Carrow Road at tonight's match with Doncaster Rovers, where his considerable contribution to Norwich City Football Club will be acknowledged prior to kick-off.

"Both teams will also wear black armbands as a mark of respect.

– Norwich City statement

Manchester City also paid tribute to Bond.

Bond also played for Torquay, and after leaving Maine Road in February 1983 had spells in charge of Burnley, Swansea, Birmingham and Shrewsbury.

He was the father of former Tottenham assistant manager Kevin Bond.