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Peterborough United scout and Ketton resident Stuart Gray dies from cancer

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Tributes have been paid to an active member of a village's community and sports centre.

Stuart Gray, who was a member of Ketton Sports and Community Centre and a Peterborough United scout, died on Saturday (February 15) from cancer.

A statement from Ketton Sports and Community Centre, read: "It is with a heavy heart full of sadness we post this.

Stuart Gray
Stuart Gray

"Today (February 15) we lost one of our own, Mr Stuart Gray, a kind and caring man who had so much time for others and worked tirelessly for the good of Ketton Sports and Community Centre and local sports.

"He always had time to chat about any sport to anyone.

"Stuart you already are missed.

"Our thoughts are with your family at this sad time."

Peterborough United manager, Darren Ferguson, said: “Stuart was a lovely man and I really enjoyed working with him in the short spell that I did.

"It is really sad that he has lost his battle with cancer.

"He was a genuine guy.

"He worked with Steve Evans before I arrived but once I got to know him, I really enjoyed his company.

"I would like to pass on my condolences to his family at this incredibly sad time.”

Academy manager, Kieran Scarff, added: “I have known Stuart for over 20 years in his capacity as a scout and chief ccout at a variety of clubs.

"He was such a nice, well respected person with great values and has been a great help to me undertaking some recruitment work for the academy here at Peterborough since I came back to the club.

“He will be greatly missed by lots of people here at Peterborough and also in the wider football community.

"I, like Darren and all the other members of the management at the football club would like to express our condolences to his friends and family.”

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