The funeral of former England and Blackpool captain Jimmy Armfield is to be held next week in Blackpool.

Armfield, who made a club record 627 appearances for the Seasiders, died of cancer aged 82 last week.

His funeral service - which is restricted to family and close friends - is to be held on Thursday 8 February at St Peter’s Church on Lytham Road at 12:30 followed by a private committal.

For those wishing to pay their respects, a funeral cortege will pass through Blackpool football ground at 12:00 where the service will be broadcast on loudspeakers.

A memorial service will be arranged for a date in the future.