This weekend, Hartlepool Utd will pay tribute to Neale Cooper when a stand at Victoria Park will be renamed in his honour.

Ahead of their friendly match against Sunderland, the Mill House Stand will be renamed as the Neale Cooper Stand sponsored by East Durham College.

There will be a ceremony before the game which is expected to start at 2.45pm.

Neale managed Hartlepool between 2003 and 2005 before returning for a second spell in North East England in 2011.

Neale’s daughters, Amy and Ellie, will be guests at the game on Saturday.