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Thousands line streets for Sir Tom Finney's funeral in Preston

Thousands of people are have lined the streets for the civic funeral of the former England winger Sir Tom Finney in Preston. Manchester United director Sir Bobby Charlton and FA director Sir Trevor Brooking were among the mourners.

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Preston captain: Finney an inspiration to players

Preston North End's captain has described Sir Tom Finney as an "inspiration to every player who appeared for the club".

Current Preston North End manager Simon Grayson, left, and club captain John Welsh, right, outside Preston Minster Credit: ITV News

Speaking alongside him on their arrival at Preston Minster, manager Simon Grayson added: "It's a sad day but one which we should celebrate what he achieved.

"He was a humble person. I was privileged to meet him."

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