Harry Redknapp and Frank Lampard Senior back Barking Bobby Moore statue

Harry Redknapp and Frank Lampard senior while manager and assistant-manager of West Ham United (Pic:

Harry Redknapp and Frank Lampard senior while manager and assistant-manager of West Ham United (Pic: PA/Neal Simpson) - Credit: EMPICS Sports Photo Agency

A pair of former team-mates of Bobby Moore have backed the council’s campaign to have a statue built of the World Cup-winning captain.

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West Ham greats Harry Redknapp and Frank Lampard senior have joined former England manager Terry Venables and current Hammers captain Mark Noble in supporting The People’s Statue campaign for the Barking legend.

Barking and Dagenham Council are looking to crowd-source £167,579 by February for the statue.

I’m surprised it hasn’t been done a long, long while ago,” said Lampard.

“It’s great that people are now taking the time to go back into it and make sure it gets done.

Harry Redknapp, Roberta Moore, Karren Brady and Greg Dyke at the unveiling of the English Heritage b

Harry Redknapp, Roberta Moore, Karren Brady and Greg Dyke at the unveiling of the English Heritage blue plaque at Bobby Moore's childhood home - Credit: Archant

“To me it’s a fantastic idea, a no-brainer.”

Former Hammers manager Redknapp and Moore’s former room-mate Lampard were attending the Blue Plaque ceremony at Bobby’s childhood home in Waverley Gardens on Tuesday last week.

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Visit spacehive.com/bobby for more information about the campaign, launched by Barking and dagenham Council earlier this year.