Carr earns testimonial

WEST HAM Academy supremo Tony Carr has been awarded a testimonial after an incredible 36 years at Upton Park. Details of a special match to be played in his honour have not been finalised yet, but chief executive Scott Duxbury was full of praise for the m

WEST HAM Academy supremo Tony Carr has been awarded a testimonial after an incredible 36 years at Upton Park.

Details of a special match to be played in his honour have not been finalised yet, but chief executive Scott Duxbury was full of praise for the man who has discovered countless stars for the Hammers over the years.

"Tony Carr fully deserves to have a testimonial and I am sure all our fans would agree that this is long overdue," he said.

"He is an institution at West Ham and rightly holds a special place in the club's history."

The Bow-born, 58-year-old coach, said: "I have spent nearly all my working life at West Ham and I am very pleased that they have rewarded me for my service.

"I have many targets still to achieve here, but this testimonial will be a welcome distraction during the coming year.