McAllister shock at Speed death

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Gary McAllister said he "turned to jelly" when he discovered Gary Speed had died.

Speed died at his home on the outskirts of Chester on Sunday, with sources confirming he was found hanged. McAllister played with Speed at Leeds, helping the team to the Football League title in 1992 - and the pair appeared together on BBC1's Football Focus on Saturday lunchtime.

The Scot told Sky Sports News on Monday: "Alan Shearer broke the news to me (on Sunday) and it turned me to jelly. I couldn't believe what he was saying. It shook me to the bones, I was in shock for most of the day."

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