Ched Evans was 'man on a mission' to pay Gary Speed tribute

Sheffield United striker Ched Evans
Evans unveiled a message which said: "Rest in peace Speedo"

Sheffield United striker Ched Evans was "a man on a mission" in paying his own tribute to former manager Gary Speed.

Evans, 22, revealed a message under his shirt after scoring his first goal in the FA Cup win over Torquay United which read: "Rest in peace Speedo."

He told BBC Radio Sheffield: "I was a man on a mission. I had a message on my top for Gary Speed which I wanted to show. I'm thankful I got the goal.

"The crowd started singing (Speed's name) - it gave me goose pimples."

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The Welsh international played under Speed for both club and country, first with the Blades and then with the national team.

"Not one person has a bad word to say about him, he was a gentleman," said Evans.

"Even people who haven't met him know how much of a nice man he was.

"It still hasn't hit home, it still feels surreal."