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Stars Line Up For Benefit Match

Stars Line Up For Benefit Match

Stars from the past are to turn out in a benefit match for former player Ted McMinn who has had part of his right leg amputated.

Kevin Hector, Peter Shilton, Mark Wright and Roger Davies have already confirmed they will appear and the side, which will also include guest players, will be managed by former Rams boss Arthur Cox.

The opposition will be Glasgow Rangers team featuring the likes of Ally McCoist, Brian Laudrup, Richard Gough, Andy Goram and Mark Hately.

The match is set for Bank Holiday Monday, May 1 and will kick off at 3pm.

Ted, who played for Rangers, made 153 appearances for Derby between 1988 and 1993 had to have part of his right foot removed in August when he was struck by a mystery illness. The 43 year old has since had his leg removed just below the knee.

'I've been touched by the messages of support I have received over the past few months and humbled that such an event is taking place.

'I was proud to play for the Rams and the club continues to play a big part in my life so I am honoured that Derby County is willing to help stage this game.

'Due to my operation, it is unlikely that I will be able to take on any kind of full-time work in the near future so the planning of this event will give me something to focus on over the coming months.'

Rams chairman John Sleightholme said the club is delighted to host the match.

'Such a game has widespread support from fans and within the club but we felt it appropriate only to progress such an idea after we had sat down to discuss it with Ted. We were mindful that a period of recovery was required after Ted's operation and we needed to ensure he was supportive of the idea before arrangements were made.'

Tickets for the match will be priced £10 for adults and £5 for supporters aged 16 and under, and those 60 and over.

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Date:Thursday October 27 2005
Time: 10:26AM

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