How NUFC fans will celebrate life of much-loved fan Dave Harrison on Saturday

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Fans will take time to remember Dave Harrison during Newcastle’s match with Watford on Saturday

Plans to celebrate the life of much-loved Newcastle United fan Dave Harrison have been confirmed for Saturday's Premier League match against Watford.

The club has backed a fan initiative and will show an image of Dave up in the stadium on the 68th to 69th minute of the match.

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Fans are being ask to take part in a minute’s applause to remember Dave, thank him for his work and give him a rousing send off.

The United season-ticket holder and NUFC Fans Food Bank Volunteer passed away earlier this month at the age of 69.

Dave was a well-known figure among the fanbase and tributes poured in after his passing was announced.

NewcastleWorld heard from volunteers at the Food Bank before last weekend's match against Cambridge United.

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Bill said: "Dave was like our friendly uncle and we miss him already.

"He was someone it didn't take long to know because he was a fantastic bloke, a good lad, a canny fella and one of ours.

"We're so proud he chose to come and help the Food Bank out and I wish we'd known him longer."

This weekend's tribute has been pioneered by The Toon Review's Paul and the Food Bank's Steve.

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Paul wrote on Twitter: "#NUFC will be putting a photo up of the late great, Dave Harrison in the 69th minute for a minutes applause for him.

"His family will be at the game so if you're there on Saturday please join in the applause and give him a huge Geordie send off. Thank you."

The initiative has already received great support on social media with fans rallying behind the idea.

Eddie Howe's side face Watford at St. James' Park this Saturday with kick-off at 3 pm.

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