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Imps announce plans for Alexander benefit match

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Lincoln have announced plans to host a benefit game in memory of former manager Keith Alexander.

The match at Sincil Bank on May 3 will feature players who played for Alexander, who died this month aged 53, against an all-star side.

Alexander's long-time assistant Gary Simpson will be in charge of the former players while the all-star XI will be led by Barry Fry, who as Peterborough chairman appointed Alexander as manager.

"Keith was a guy who put so much into football but didn't get as much out of the game as others," said Lincoln chairman Steff Wright. "The feeling among many people was to organise what will be an old-fashioned testimonial for Keith's family."

He added: "Barry has told me that everyone he has spoken to about the match is enthusiastic and wants to get involved.

"That is the reaction we expected because everyone we have spoken to had that same sentiment about Keith."

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