Sir Trevor Brooking has joined a number of figures from the football world paying tribute to Preston North End and England icon Sir Tom Finney.
Sir Trevor told ITV News' Richard Frediani: "It's 50 years since he played but today's turnout is a tribute to what he meant. He was a great player for Preston and England."
Fans and mourners have lined the streets to pay tribute to their local hero ahead of the ceremony, which will kick off at 1pm on Thursday afternoon.
Sir Tom Finney always played with pride for Preston North End. Today Preston proudly said goodbye to its favourite son.
Thousands of people are expected to turn out for the funeral of celebrated footballer Sir Tom Finney in Preston today.