YORK City are speaking to the family of David Longhurst about plans for a remembrance piece at the LNER Community Stadium.

Today marks 31 years since the tragic death of former City striker Longhurst, who died on the Bootham Crescent field aged just 25 in a Fourth Division match against Lincoln City.

A subsequent inquest revealed that the City number ten had suffered from cardiomyopathy, a rare heart condition, which resulted in his collapse on the pitch.

York will remember Longhurst before this weekend’s Vanarama National League North game at home to Hereford.

A one minute silence will take place before kick-off, as has taken place every year since Longhurst’s passing.

City’s former home ground, Bootham Crescent, contained The David Longhurst Stand and the club have agreed in principle with Persimmon Homes that the new housing development on the site will include the street name ‘David Longhurst Way’.

City are also “planning a remembrance piece at the LNER Community Stadium so future generations can remember and reflect on the tragic event which will always stay with York City Football Club and its supporters.”