The father of inspirational former Workington Reds star Tony Hopper says tomorrow’s Legends game in memory of his son is a touching tribute.

John Hopper will be at Borough Park for what could possibly be the last time football is played at the famous old stadium.

And he will present the Tony Hopper Memorial Trophy to the winners of the Workington Reds v Reds Legends game, which kicks off at 2pm.

“Tony loved playing for Workington so this is special for us,” said John.

“We are a close family and some members are going to to watch Man City at Wembley so we can’t all be there but there were about 40 of us there when they renamed the bar after Tony.

“I always love going to Workington – it is like a second home. Even though I am from Carlisle and supported them, I still used to watch Reds.

“Back in the 60s they used to play on a Friday night and we used to come through on the train to watch.

“I still try to get through four or five times a year to watch and I’m looking forward to the game.”

Lots of former players and managers are heading back to Reds for the clash, many pulling their boots back on for the big game, including Anthony Wright, Dave Hewson, Derek Townsley, Lee Andrews, Gareth Arnison, Graham Anthony And Will Varty to name but a few.

There is an added incentive to get to Borough Park early tomorrow as Reds are set to unveil their first new signing for next season at the event, from 10.30am.

As well as the Legends game, a day of events for fans and family has been put together.

The programme begins with a junior football competition at 10am, before the Legends and current team members warm up from 1pm, before chairman John Mackay addresses the crowd.

Workington Reds Ladies will give a lap of honour, showing off the Women’s County Cup trophy they lifted last week before the Legends are introduced to fans.

The Legends match kicks off at 2pm, and a big screen will show the FA Cup final between Manchester City and Watford at 5pm.

There will be children’s entertainment, foot golf, darts football, charity stalls, face painting and more. And finally, at 7pm in the Tony Hopper Bar, there will be an auction of Reds memorabilia from the day, and around the ground.