A MINUTE'S applause will be held at Wrexham's next home match in memory of a Reds fan who was there 'though the good and bad times' with the club.

David Neil Roberts died peacefully at Wrexham Maelor Hospital on March 20 with his family at his side, following a battle with Supranuclear Palsy.

The 55-year-old was a huge follower of Wrexham AFC, as well as Liverpool FC and Wales.

The team from the Fearless in Devotion podcast is leading the call for a minute's applause to be held in Mr Roberts honour at the home match v Crawley Town on Tuesday, April 9.

They are urging fans to join in with the applause in the 55th minute of the match in tribute.

A message from the team, read: "RIP to huge #WxmAFC David Roberts, who has passed away aged 55.

"He was there through the good and bad times. He had time for everyone and spoke with such dignity and passion.

"It would be great if one min's applause rang out for him in the 55th minute of the Crawley game (April 9)."

Mr Roberts' funeral will take place from midday on Thursday,  April 11 at Pentrebychan Crematorium in Wrexham and that will be followed by a celebration of his life in Maesgwyn Hall.

Anyone attending is asked to wear a 'splash of red' for his beloved Wales, Wrexham and Liverpool.


Family flowers only, however donations in Mr Roberts' memory would be greatly appreciated and shared between Wrexham AFC Disabled Supporters Association and PSPA.

The funeral notice adds that he was a 'beloved husband' of Marian, as well as a 'loving father and father in law' to Hannah and Matthew.

He is also described as having been an 'adored grandfather' of Noah, Eva and Isaac and 'cherished son' of Gwynfryn and Beryl, as well as a 'caring brother' to Lisa.

It ends by adding that Mr Roberts will be 'greatly missed by family and friends'.