THE Tranmere Rovers Supporters Trust will be presenting more details about plans to erect a statue in honour of former manager Johnny King, when they hold their annual meeting at the Belmont Suite, Prenton Park today (12.30pm).
Earlier this week the Trust announced they had engaged Tom Murphy, the Merseyside sculptor responsible for statues of Bill Shankly, Dixie Dean and John Lennon, to work on the project.
Trust chairman Ben Harrison says he is confident the £50,000 cost of the work will be raised by donations from supporters.
Johnny King’s family had given their enthusiastic support. Trust members and anyone wishing to join the Trust are invited to attend the meeting.
Supporters who would like to make a donation will be able to do so online shortly or by sending a cheque made payable to TWFST to Tranmere Rovers Trust, PO Box 352, Birkenhead, Wirral, CH25 9EG.
THE Tranmere squad will be wearing special shirts featuring the Prostate Cancer UK logo at today’s home game against Oldham Athletic – which will then go to an on-line auction to raise money for the charity.
Tranmere’s kit supplier, Fila, has donated the extra set of shirts to support Prostate Cancer UK, the official charity of The Football League for 2012-13.
The club is also holding a ground collection at the game to raise further funds and earlier this season produced a special calendar for the charity featuring topless photos of the players.
Chief executive Mick Horton said: “The Football League’s chosen charity for 2012-13 is Prostate Cancer UK and we’ve been involved closely with them all season.
“After Saturday’s game the shirts will be washed and then will go on auction on eBay and supporters should keep an eye on the club website, www.tranmererovers.co.uk for further details.”