FA announce Wembley tribute to Wilkins

The Football Association have announced they will pay tribute to Ray Wilkins at Saturday’s FA Cup final at Wembley.

His wife Jackie will present the trophy to the winning team from the Royal Box and the matchday programme will contain a tribute to the former England midfielder.

The final pits Chelsea against Manchester United, two of Wilkins’ former clubs, and banners in his memory will be unveiled at both ends of the ground ahead of kick-off.

The Hillingdon-born Wilkins is regarded as one of Chelsea and QPR’s best-ever players.

He started his career with Chelsea and later served the club as a coach and assistant manager.

FA chairman Greg Clarke said: “It is particularly fitting that both clubs and the wider football community will unite to remember Ray Wilkins on the day.

“Ray had a longstanding affinity with the competition, winning it as both a player and as an assistant manager. He is sorely missed.”