"It is with great sadness that I have to announce the sudden passing of one of our supporters, Ian Nichols. Ian volunteered at the club as a member of Website Content team focusing on post match and match preview news amongst other things. Our condolences to his wife Jo and his family."
Brian McCarthy, Chairman
Manager Andy Leese adds.
"I learned late last night that Ian had passed away. Ian has been a huge help in the last few seasons preparing his highly professional website previews and post match pieces on our games. Always accurate, detailed and well researched, none more so than the FA cup articles. Ian always wanted my thoughts each week without fail, and was always happy to give me his views as a staunch supporter of the club. A real loss to the club. My condolences to his family."