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Leicester and Wolves managers honoured by peers

Two Midland football managers have been honoured by their peers at the League Managers Association's annual awards dinner.

Leicester City's Nigel Pearson was named Championship Manager of the Year
Leicester City's Nigel Pearson was named Championship Manager of the Year Credit: Nigel French/PA

Still celebrating their promotion to the Premier League, Leicester City's Nigel Pearson was crowned Championship Manager of the Year, having sealed the deal with six games to spare and leading the team to a club record of 102 points.

And Wolves' manager Kenny Jackett was named League One Manager of the Year, sharing the honour with Leyton Orient's Russell Slade.

Wolves manager Kenny Jackett was named joint League One Manager of the Year
Wolves manager Kenny Jackett was named joint League One Manager of the Year Credit: EMPICS Sport

Jackett took over after the club suffered a humiliating double-relegation, with fans' morale at an all-time low - but managed to secure promotion back into the Championship and the title, topping 100 points.

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Wolves fans warned against pitch invasions

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A plea for fans to stay off the pitch at all the games. Vast majority have done the club proud all season. Let's finish on the right note.

Wolves fans are being urged to stay off the pitch ahead of their match at Leyton Orient today.

It follows a pitch invasion at Molineux on Good Friday, which the club said nearly led to the match against Rotherham United being abandoned.

Wolves can secure the League One title with a win today.

Wolves condemn fans who took part in pitch invasion

Wolverhampton Wanderers' Kevin McDonald celebrates scoring his team's sixth goal
Wolverhampton Wanderers' Kevin McDonald celebrates scoring his team's sixth goal Credit: Joe Giddens/EMPICS Sport

Wolves have condemned a minority of home supporters who took part in pitch invasions during today's game against Rotherham United. They say the referee was close to abandoning the game, which would have "nullified a tremendous victory".

In a post on their official website, the club said they " in the strongest possible terms, have today condemned the pitch incursions from some Wolves fans, which marred the club's 6-4 victory over Rotherham United".

They go on to say "Equally, Wolves would like to thank the vast majority of supporters who stayed off the pitch, and for voicing their disapproval at the minority who chose to enter onto the field of play towards the end of the game, and after the final whistle".

They also said "The minority of supporters have marred a classic game, played in a competitive spirit, and prevented the Wolves players from celebrating with the majority of home supporters in the stadium".

The club said they're now awaiting " an inevitable follow-up from the Football Association". They also thanked the Rotherham United supporters for their understanding and said they "wish them the best for the rest of their campaign".

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Bert Williams: memorial service for Wolves legend

Bert Williams was awarded the MBE in 2010 for his services to football and to charity
Bert Williams was awarded the MBE in 2010 for his services to football and to charity Credit: PA Wire

A public memorial service for legendary Wolves goalkeeper Bert Williams will take place today.

The 93-year-old MBE, known as 'The Cat', passed away at New Cross Hospital last month.

Williams played 420 times for Wolves
Williams played 420 times for Wolves Credit: PA Wire

Williams started off at Walsall before playing 420 times for Wolves - winning the league and FA Cup - and won 24 England caps.

Williams won the league and FA Cup with Wolves
Williams won the league and FA Cup with Wolves Credit: PA Wire

The service, which will be a celebration of the goalkeeper's life, will be held at 12pm at St Peter's Collegiate Church. Anyone is invited to attend.

Williams won 24 caps for England
Williams won 24 caps for England Credit: PA Wire

Crowds gather to bid farewell to Wolves legend

Dozens of people have gathered outside a Wolverhampton church to say their goodbyes to Midland football icon Peter Broadbent.

Some of the mourners outside the church in Wolverhampton
Some of the mourners outside the church in Wolverhampton Credit: ITV News Central

Fans turned out in their droves to St Peter's Collegiate Church in Wolverhampton city centre to pay their respected to Mr Broadbent, widely recognised as one of the club's most naturally gifted players.

He died on October 1.

The coffin arrives at St Peter's Collegiate Church in Wolverhampton
The coffin arrives at St Peter's Collegiate Church in Wolverhampton Credit: ITV News Central
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