Lancashire’s bishop has joined the chorus of voices paying tribute to Sir Tom Finney.
Rt Rev Julian Henderson, today joined the tributes being paid to the PNE legend, who died on Friday, aged 91.
He said: “Only a few players in every generation of footballers attain the status of legend in the sport. Sir Tom Finney was one of those and fans of Preston North End, as well as England team fans everywhere, will be mourning his loss.
“My thoughts and prayers are with his son Brian and daughter Barbara and all his family and friends at this difficult time.”
Sir Tom played for his beloved PNE 433 times between 1946 and 1960, scoring 187 goals. He also made 76 appearances for England, scoring 30 times, which leaves him at joint sixth in the all-time goalscoring charts.