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Great news. The club has announced that they will unveil the statue of Fulham’s greatest-ever player, Johnny Haynes, at 12.45pm ahead of next Saturday’s home game against Sunderland.

The fans had petitioned the club to built a statue to commemorate Haynes’ contribution the club after his tragic death some few years ago. The historic Stevenage Road stand was renamed in honour of the former England captain and the proceeds from Fulham’s prize money award after winning the best fans’ award in the Premier League was put towards the project. Fans have been collecting money since the beginning of the season to add to the total – well done to all involved with the Johnny Haynes Statue Action Group.

It’s brilliant that the statue will capture Johnny in his characteristic hands-on-hips pose. A fitting tribute to one of the greats of English football which will add yet more character to our wonderful ground.

The statue will be unveiled by Fulham chairman Mohamed Al-Fayed and Johnny’s widow, Avril.