Blackburn pay respects to supporter

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Blackburn will mark the death of a supporter on Wednesday night when they face Hull in the Barclays Premier League at Ewood Park.

There will be a minute's silence before the match, with players wearing black armbands out of respect to John Steven Taylor. He died of a head wound while attending the game against Stoke on Saturday at the Britannia Stadium.

"It is a great tragedy that has happened. I have never heard anything like this in my entire life. It is a great shame," said manager Sam Allardyce on Tuesday.

"Our sympathies go out to his family and we will doing our utmost in terms of respect for him tomorrow.

"If it helps the family in some way, we will get them a win and three valuable points."

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