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Hodgson Deeply Saddened At Wilkins Passing

6 April 2018

Ray Hodgson paid his tribute to former England captain, Ray Wilkins, after he passed away in hospital aged 61 on Wednesday.

The football world have been paying their tributes to Ray this week following his sad passing and this weekend at stadiums across the country players, management and fans will remember him with a minute of applause prior to kick-off.

Ray had an outstanding career in English, Scottish and European football, playing 84 times for England, 10 as captain. He made an impact on the game as a player, coach, manager and pundit.

Hodgson said the following when asked at his press conference for his reaction to the sad news. 

"I can't add anything to all the fine tributes I've seen already given.

"I knew Ray reasonably well, I think he was an excellent footballer, a really good person, a person one was always pleased to meet and talk about the game with.

"He had a fantastic career and like everyone else I'm deeply saddened really that we lose an ambassador and a player of his quality so young in life. Like everyone else my condolences to his family and his friends and will add my voice to those who are saying he will be sadly missed."

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