Reg Harrison, the last living member of the Derby County FA Cup winning side in 1946, will be the club’s Guest of Honour for the home game against Hull City on Saturday.
Harrison, who was presented with the Freedom of the City by Derby City Council on Tuesday 5th February, will be presented to supporters prior to kick-off before taking his seat in the Director’s Box for the game.
He will also meet manager Frank Lampard, his staff and Derby’s players in the dressing room ahead of the fixture against the Tigers.
A right winger by trade, Harrison played the full game, aged just 22, in the Rams’ only ever FA Cup triumph as they beat Charlton Athletic 4-1 after extra time in the final of the competition.
He played 281 games for Derby County and contributed 59 goals in an 11-year spell between 1944-55.
During World War Two he served with the Royal Engineers, serving as an Army training officer based in England. He guested for Sheffield United, Notts County, Charlton Athletic and Hartlepools United during the war.
After retiring from the game, Harrison continued inspiring the future generations of players and supporters of Derby County and the City of Derby generally.
He worked for Derby City Councils Youth Service setting up a Youth Centre on Stockbrook Recreation Ground in the late 1960s known as Reg’s. Later he moved to Chaddesden as he set up the Chesapeake Youth Club and Football Club.
Derby County Football Club encourage all supporters to take their seats early tomorrow afternoon to give Reg Harrison a huge reception.