Ipswich Town: Legends lay a wreath at Sir Alf statue

MEMBERS of Sir Alf Ramsey’s side that shocked football to win the old Division One in 1961/62 have laid a wreath at the statue of their former manager as part of a special day of commemorations.

Six players will be the club’s guests of honour for the home match against Barnsley today - Andy Nelson, who skippered the side, Larry Carberry, John Compton, Doug Moran, Ray Crawford and Ted Phillips.

They will be taking to the Portman Road turf and presented to the crowd before kick-off, which will coincide with the official renaming of the South Stand to the Sir Alf Ramsey Stand.

This morning, the players made a private visit to Sir Alf’s grave and then laid a wreath at his statue which overlooks Portman Road.

Chief executive Simon Clegg said: “It promises to be a special occasion on Saturday when we celebrate one of the great milestones in the club’s history.

“The 1961/62 champions will be presented to the crowd 20 minutes before kick-off so we’d ask for supporters to take to their seats early if possible so they have an opportunity to salute the achievements of that team.”