A host of friends, former team-mates and professional footballers have paid tribute to Gary Speed after the Wales manager was found dead at his home on Sunday morning.

The sporting world has reacted with shock and sadness at the news of the passing of the 42-year-old, who was beginning to forge a promising career as a manager after making over 700 appearances as a player.

Doncaster manager Dean Saunders, a former international team-mate of Speed, remarked on his dedication to his craft as a player, telling BBC Radio Five Live: "He was so fit - he was one of those players who would stay behind all day in training. I can't believe what's happened."

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