WORCESTER City will honour 28 loyal supporters, former players and board members who died during the pandemic this Saturday at the home league game with Tividale.

Porters from the Worcester Hospital have also been invited to the game, as well as family members of those lost in the last 18 months.

Baptist Minister at Fernhill Heath Baptist Church, Jeff Porter, will be in attendance and before kick-off will read out the names of those lost, as well as a prayer during a two-minute period of silence.

City chairman Steve Goode said: "This club is one of those that, if someone has died from the club, we always have a minute's silence or applause.

"Those who have passed away during the pandemic would have had that but obviously without football, they haven't and that's why we are doing it.

"It will be two minutes and during that the Reverend will read out all of the names. A lot of fans won't even know some of these people have died, so there will be a few sad faces."

"Worcester City is a fan owned club, we do look out for our community, it is something that is very important for us as a football club to honour those people

"I think every club should be doing this at some point of the season."

Goode was keen to indicate that this was not just Covid related and it was important that those closest to the club were remembered.

"We have been waiting for fans to be back so we could do it," he added.

"Now that we have our crowds back, this is the time to do it. Not everyone has died of Covid, people died of different things and it is important they are also remembered.

"It was right that these people have their moment."