North End plan tribute in memory of Jordan

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A teenage Preston North End fan who died suddenly at the weekend is set to be remembered at the club’s next home game.

Jordan Grant, 17, collapsed in the car as his dad John drove him to work on Saturday morning.

The Cardinal Newman College is thought to have suffered a sudden cardiac arrest, where the heart stops beating, and could not be revived.

Jordan, of Dunnock Lane, Cottam, was a huge North End fan who attended most games and wanted to be a sports journalist.

His friends mounted a campaign on social networking site Twitter over the weekend for a tribute to be paid to him at the club, suggesting a minute’s applause might be appropriate.

A spokesman for PNE said they had received a large number of Tweets from Jordan’s friends and that they would speak to the teenager’s family in the next few days about how best to commemorate his life.

He added they hoped plans would be in place for a tribute in time for the club’s next home game against Hartlepool United on Tuesday, February 14.

Meanwhile, a service was held yesterday at Cardinal Newman College in memory of Jordan, who was studying A-Levels in English, History and Media there.

Sid Hughes, college principal, said students and staff were being offered care and support following the tragedy.

Jordan was on his way to his first ever shift at the new Waitrose in Walton-le-Dale when he collapsed on Saturday.

Staff who had completed training there with Jordan were told of his death over the weekend.

Branch manager Cath Harrison said: “We were extremely saddened to hear the news.

“Our thoughts are with Jordan’s family at this difficult time.

“Jordan had just joined Waitrose but even in such a short space of time he made a big impression among the team here and will be greatly missed.”