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The Derek Pavis Trophy

19 July 2017

Nottingham Forest and Notts County will contest for The Derek Pavis Trophy when they meet in a pre-season friendly at Meadow Lane.

The Reds make the short trip over the Trent tonight (Wednesday 19 July, kick-off 7.45pm) and both clubs have agreed to play for the trophy in memory of Derek, with a minute's applause to take place in his honour before kick-off.

The ex-Forest committee member and former Notts chairman's recent passing prompted a deluge of tributes to a man with strong ties to both clubs.

Derek's wife, Vivien, was humbled by the gesture. She said: "We, the Pavis family, feel very honoured that this fixture is being played in memory of Derek.

"The fact Derek had been on the Forest board and became vice-chairman prior to his purchase of his beloved Notts County Football Club gives us an enormous feeling of pride and gratitude that the trophy will be named after him."

The winners of the match will be presented with the trophy by the Pavis family pitchside after the final whistle. In the event of a draw, the trophy will be shared.


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