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6 November 2018

Former City captain Stephen Darby met with club officials earlier today to discuss plans for a special testimonial fixture.

Darby was forced to retire from professional football in September after being diagnosed with motor neurone disease.

And a meeting was held this afternoon regarding a unique match, which is likely to take place early next year.

All proceeds will be donated to help raise awareness of motor neurone disease, while advancing treatments and aiding efforts to find a cure for it.

City chairman Edin Rahic said: “Stephen met with me and Julian (Rhodes) earlier today and we are now looking at what the club can do to help raise greater awareness of the disease.

“We are planning to stage a testimonial match. It would be a fantastic occasion, allowing everyone who knows and is connected to Stephen to come out and support him while raising funds for a brilliant cause.

“Stephen Darby will always be a massive part of this football club and we are delighted to be moving forward with some firm plans, which will be revealed in more detail in the coming weeks and months.”

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