Ipswich: Former Blues captain Mick Mills is honoured for his football career

Mick Mills received an honorary doctorate from UCS

Mick Mills received an honorary doctorate from UCS - Credit: Archant

Ipswich Town legend Mick Mills has paid tribute to the achievements of his former team mates and manager, Sir Bobby Robson, after being awarded an honorary degree.

The former England captain was presented with the honour by the University Campus Suffolk in a presentation evening at the Corn Exchange, Ipswich.

He said he was “very honoured” to receive the honorary doctorate. “Obviously it’s something quite different from what I received in my time in football but I receive it in the same way, with gratitude and honour,” he said.

“I never expected to get it, it’s not something you really think is achievable – I did not believe I would ever be considered for it. The fact that I have been considered and then been awarded it is quite incredible, it is a surprise but I am very pleased.

“More than anything I have achieved, it’s these golden days we had in the 70’s and early 80’s which is the reason I am here today.”

Earlier in the day Frank Bright, a survivor of the Second World War concentration camp Auschwitz and Paralympic bronze medallist Zoe Newson were also given honorary degrees by the university.