EVESHAM United chairman has paid tribute to one of the club's longest servants following his death at the end of December.

Former club secretary Richard Porter died on December 30.

The incredibly popular figure at Evesham has been involved with the club since the early 80s and has been both the club secretary and PA announcer during his time with his beloved club.

Current chairman Chris Wright spoke to BBC Hereford & Worcester on Tuesday and said: "Richard did so much for the club in the early 80s when he first joined up until a few years ago. He hasn't had much to do with the club of late but he was always ringing me every Friday night to make sure everything was going alright with the club.

"He's always been fantastic for the club and you can see by the reaction in the last few days what he meant to so many people, not just in football but in all walks of life.

"Anything that needed doing, Richard was always there and has always wanted to help out in any capacity. He was brill, helped whenever he could and all for nothing and will be sorely missed."

Evesham are not playing at home until January 21 but will be paying their respects on that day before their game with Exmouth Town.