Former Youth team player Richard Hawcroft to receive minutes applause

Richard Hawcroft during his time with the Iron’s youth team

The Iron are going to join Doncaster Rovers and Barnsley fans on Saturday in completing a minutes applause on the eighth minute of the game, for the late Richard Hawcroft – who sadly passed away earlier this summer at the age of 31.

Richard came through the Iron’s youth team ranks, which is where he met Andy Butler, a man he would remain the best of friends with until his sudden death.

Richard made 47 appearances for United’s youth team between 2000 and 2002, including two substitute appearances for the reserves.

It is Butler who has played a big part in arranging the minutes applause with his current club Doncaster Rovers, proving that even in death true best friends will still do everything they can to keep someone’s memory alive.

The official club social accounts posted earlier on today asking United fans to take part, and I believe it would be a great tribute to Richard for the majority, if not all, of our faithful take part in this great gesture during the 8th minute of tomorrow’s Sky Bet League One match with Fleetwood Town.

R.I.P. Richard.


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