Two Nottingham Forest legends will take to the Loftus Road field on Saturday afternoon, as part of a fundraising game in aid of those affected by the Grenfell Fire.
Des Walker and Stan Collymore will feature in the game at the home of Forest’s Championship rivals QPR, with the ex-Reds defender on Les Ferdinand’s side, and Walker on Alan Shearer’s.
The former Reds duo will be joined by Clint Hill and Andrew Impey, both who played for the West London club, and enjoyed spells at the City Ground.
Kicking off at 3pm and broadcast live on Sky 1 from 2pm, the game has been organised by R’s chairman Tony Fernandes, Les Ferdinand, and Ferdy Under-Hamilton from Columbia Records, in a bid to inspire hope to those affected by June’s devastating events.
Former Forest man Des Walker (Image: Getty)
It was in the early hours of June 14 when fire tore through the tower block in West London, just a mile from Loftus Road, and with 80 confirmed dead so far, the Championship club have helped to arrange the game which will see a host of sporting, music and entertainment celebrities involved.
The two teams, captained by Messrs Ferdinand and Shearer, will hope to raise as much money as possible, with proceeds going to the London Community Foundation, for allocation to the Evening Standard Dispossessed Fund, distributing funds to survivors and the wider community affected by the fire.
The Game4Grenfell squads
These are the two squads, with special guests to be confirmed.
Team Ferdinand: Iain Glen, Jack Whitehall, James Bay, Marc Bircham, Marcus Mumford (c), Mo Farah, Olly Murs, Paul Merson, Peter Crouch, Serge Pizzorno, Shay Given, Stan Collymore, Tinie Tempah. Wretch 32, Andrew Impey, Ben Shephard, Chris “Woody” Wood, Chris Edwards, Clint Hill, Clive Wilson, Damien Duff, Damian Lewis, Danny Gabbidon, David Seaman, DJ Spoony.
Team Shearer: Ally McCoist, Andy Sinton, Ben Cohen, Chris Sutton, Danny Jones, Darren Campbell, Dave, David James, Des Walker, Ed Westwick, Jamie Dornan, Jamie Redknapp, Jarvis Cocker, Jody Morris, Kevin Gallen, Lee Mack, Paul Bullion, Ralf Little, Richard Ashcroft, Russell Howard, Steve Mackey, Tamer Hassan, Trevor Sinclair (c).