17:31 10th December 2012
Club saddened to hear of the passing of much-loved club masseur
ALBION are saddened to hear of the passing today of club masseur Derrick Jones, aged 64.
‘Del’, as he was affectionately known, had been battling against a serious illness.
He was a much-loved member of the Baggies’ backroom staff, having worked at the Hawthorns since July 2005.
The players wore T-shirts with messages of support for him during the warm-up before the Stoke game last month.
And the club will be paying tribute to ‘Del’ at Sunday’s live TV game against West Ham (ko 4pm).
Our thoughts are with his wife Marion, family and friends at this difficult time.