The Sir Trevor Brooking stand

Last updated : 24 July 2009 By Plymouth_hammer

The former West Ham and England midfielder and current FA director of football development will open the stand to the fans at the pre-season game against SSC Napoli on Saturday 8th August.

Brooking said to the official site, “It is obviously a terrific honour which I am very grateful for because this is my club.  It will be my club forever.  The great thing was being able to spend my whole career with West Ham, having a stint as caretaker manager and as a director and then going to the FA.

“I still try and get to most of the home games.  On my travels, if I am in a cab or something then everyone talks to me about West Ham because they know I am associated with the club.  It is something I am only too pleased about whenever it happens.  We have a very passionate and loyal support.”