Fans invited to apply to attend funeral of Gordon Banks

Fans invited to apply to attend funeral of Gordon Banks Credit: PA

A ballot has opened for supporters who would like to attend Gordon Banks's funeral on Monday.

His family would like to invite fans to apply by emailing gordonbanksfuneral@stokecityfc.com by 3pm today.

There are only a very limited number of places - and two available for each successful entrant.

The service takes place at Stoke Minster at 1:30, and is likely to be attended by a host of footballing stars including his World Cup teammates.

The cortege will arrive at the stadium at 11:45, and leave at 12:15, passing by the Gordon Banks statue and the old Victoria Ground before arriving at Stoke Minster at 13:15.

The Bet365 stadium will be open for fans to watch the service