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West Brom's Simon Carrington is laid to rest

By Matt Wilson | West Bromwich Albion | Published:

Albion laid club secretary Simon Carrington to rest yesterday before holding an emotional tribute to him at The Hawthorns.

Simon Carrington

The 34-year-old club director passed away last month after a six-month battle with cancer.

His funeral took place yesterday before staff members celebrated his life at the ground.

Caretaker boss James Shan, who dedicated the second win of his spell to Carrington, tweeted his own salute afterwards.

Shan said: “WBA, along with Simon’s friends, family and colleagues have just put on the most emotional, funny and fitting tribute in memory of Simon Carrington.

“What a man!! We will never forget you. God Bless my friend.”

Carrington’s death has left a hole at the Albion training ground.

Appointed in June 2013, he was was a qualified solicitor with specialist experience in commercial contract, branding, data protection and intellectual property.

Despite being diagnosed with cancer in September last year, Carrington still worked from home this season to help the Baggies.

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He survived to see the birth of his first child Harvey in January this year.

Chief executive Mark Jenkins has confirmed a plaque will be unveiled at The Hawthorns in memory of Carrington for his son to see his father’s contribution to the club in years to come.

Albion wore black armbands in memory of him at their 1-0 win over Brentford last month while fans applauded the 34th minute in tribute.

Matt Wilson

By Matt Wilson
Football MMPJ - @mattwilson_star

Sports reporter at the Express & Star, who primarily covers West Bromwich Albion.

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