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Minute's applause for Lincoln City 'legend' Percy Freeman

Percy Freeman Image copyright Lincoln City FC
Image caption Percy Freeman played for Lincoln City during two spells in the 1970s

A minute's applause has been held for one of Lincoln City's "all-time legends", Percy Freeman, who died earlier this week.

The club said its Nottnghamshire-born former striker, who died on Tuesday, had been "suffering from ill health for some time".

The tribute was observed before Lincoln's game against Dover at Sincil Bank, earlier on Saturday.

Hundreds of fans also sang: "There's only one Percy Freeman."

'Very dangerous'

Former England manager Graham Taylor, who bought Freeman back to Lincoln for a second spell, said he was a hugely "influential" player.

Taylor, who managed Lincoln City from 1972-77, said: "It's very very sad. He was very dangerous in the penalty box, a hard man to stop."

Freeman scored 76 goals in 166 appearances for The Imps. He also had spells at West Bromwich Albion, Reading and Boston United.

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