Joe carries coffin of football legend Sir Tom Finney

The solemn occasion
The solemn occasion

A life-long Preston North End fan from Whalley, who now plays for the club, was given the honour of being a pall bearer at the funeral of its greatest legend.

Joe Garner (25) was one of six pall bearers at the funeral last Thursday of the great Sir Tom Finney, who died at the age of 91.

Sir Tom played his whole career with his home town club and was feted by generations of North End fans, with Preston virtually coming to a standstill for his funeral.

Striker Joe, aged 25, joined the club just over a year ago, in January 2013, and has scored 18 goals for North End this season.