Stuart Lewis has dedicated Saturday’s 2-0 win over Bristol Rovers to his former team-mate Mitchell Cole, who passed away last night aged 27.
He said: “Den and I were shocked to hear the news and we’re devastated for his family. Mitchell was a good friend and a talented player and will be sorely missed.”
Lewis wore a black armband as a sign of respect and spoke to wwfc.com after the game to pass on his condolences.
The pair played together at Stevenage during the 2007/08 season, while Cole was also friends with fellow Chairboy Dennis Oli from their time at Grays Athletic.