TRIBUTES will be paid to a County Durham doctor, a former football player and a young supporter ahead of a Premier League game this weekend.

Supporters attending the Newcastle United v Manchester United match at St James’ Park on Sunday have been asked to be seated seven minutes before the 2.15pm kick-off.

There will be a period of applause in memory of Sedgefield resident and former NUFC doctor Keith Beveridge, former centre-forward Vic Keeble and Frankie Sherwood, of Dudley, North Tyneside who died on Monday aged four following a cancer battle.

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In a tribute to Dr Beveridge, who died this week aged 86, the club said: “Keith saw his first game at St. James’ Park in 1946 and would be a lifelong fan and season ticket holder. Invited to join NUFC in 1981, Keith came to media attention months later when overseeing Kevin Keegan’s medical and remained in post until 1997 - travelling with the team across the UK and Europe. He then reverted to being a supporter, attending every home game until failing health in recent years prevented him.”

They added: “Our condolences go to his family and friends.”