Family, friends and fans pay their respects to Pompey legend Albie McCann

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HUNDREDS of people have turned out to pay their respects to Pompey legend Albie McCann.

The funeral of the 72-year-old was held at St Joseph’s Catholic Church in Havant.

TRIBUTES Mourners including former Pompey player John Milkins were at the funeral of fellow former Pompey player Albie McCann at St Joseph's Church in Havant. ''Picture: Allan Hutchings (14164-166)

TRIBUTES Mourners including former Pompey player John Milkins were at the funeral of fellow former Pompey player Albie McCann at St Joseph's Church in Havant. ''Picture: Allan Hutchings (14164-166)

Ex-colleagues that he played with at Fratton Park were at the service alongside family and friends.

John Milkins played with Albie at the club, as he was there from 1958 until 1974.

He said: ‘He was a very good player. He worked hard for the team.

‘He was a great person, very friendly. He was a family man.

‘He was good to the players. We were all good friends. There was more camaraderie in those days than there is today. We all supported each other.’

After the ceremony, the burial took place at Warblington cemetery and the wake was held at The Denvilles Club in Emsworth Road.