Statue of Wolves legend Sir Jack Hayward to be unveiled

Wolves legend Sir Jack Hayward will have a statue unveiled in his memory outside the Molineux on Thursday.

Friends and family of Sir Jack will be joined by former Wolves players for the unveiling. He died in January 2015 at the age of 91.

The location of the statue, as agreed by the Hayward family, football club and the City of Wolverhampton Council, will see Sir Jack stand between the Steve Bull Stand and the South Bank that bears his name.

Club chaplain David Wright will address the crowd at 11am, before short speeches from Wolves managing director Laurie Dalrymple and Sir Jack’s son Jonathan Hayward.

Supporters are welcome to attend the unveiling, with viewing areas marked out on the day.

One of Sir Jack's biggest achievements was Wolves' promotion to the Premier League by winning the play-offs in 2003 Credit: ITV Central News

Molineux St, from the junction of Deanery Row onwards towards the subway entrance, will be closed for the unveiling event from 6am – 2pm on Thursday.

Access to Sir Jack Hayward Car Parks will be via the Waterloo Road, Whitmore Hill entrance. Parking will also be available in the Stan Cullis Car Park to accommodate cars that would usually access the Wanderer Car Park.

Sir Jack Hayward became owner and chairman of Wolves in 1990. He sold the club to businessman Steve Morgan in 2007 but remained president of Wolves after the sale.