Stars to grace Sincil Bank for Alexander benefit game

A benefit match in aid of the late Keith Alexander has been announced and will take place at Sincil Bank on Monday 3rd May.

The game will see a plethora of stars grace Lincoln’s home ground in memory of ex-manager Alexander, who passed away earlier this month.

Alexander’s right hand man, current Macclesfield and ex-Imps assistant manager Gary Simpson, will take charge of a ‘Keith Alexander XI’. This team will be made up of players that played under Alexander during his 18-year managerial career.


Football fans across the globe mourned Keith Alexander's death when he passed away on March 3rd. Photo: Tom Farmery

In the opposing dugout will be former England international Paul Ince, who’ll assemble a squad worthy of playing under the name ‘All Stars XI’.

He will be assisted by Barry Fry, the current director of sport at Peterborough United, who was the man in charge of taking Alexander to Peterborough back in 2006.

Commenting on the announcement, Imps chairman Steff Wright said: “Keith put far more into football than he took out of the game and there is a desire within football to give something back to Keith’s family.

“There has been enthusiasm from everyone we have spoken to and I am sure it will be a fitting tribute.”

As yet, there is no more information about any other big names who may take part in the event. The club also says that ticketing arrangements for the game will be released in due course.

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