Fans can pay their respects to Clarets legend John Connelly

John Connelly with one of his England caps

John Connelly with one of his England caps

First published in East Lancashire

THE funeral of former Clarets legend John Connelly will take place next Monday.

John, 74, played 265 games for the Clarets, scoring 104 goals, and starred as Burnley clinched the Championship title in 1960. He had been battling bone cancer and died peacefully last week at his home in Barrowford.

John was also a member of England’s 1966 squad, for which he was belatedly given a winners’ medal in 2007. He also played for Blackburn Rovers and Manchester United, where he won his second league winners’ medal.

A service will be held at St Mary’s Church, Yorkshire Street, Burnley, at 10am, before a private burial in Barrowford.

His funeral cortege will pass Turf Moor, at 9.45am, where fans can pay their final respects to the popular, and talented, winger.

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