Son of a former Spireite will feature in Sheffield FC squad for his dad’s memorial game against Chesterfield

Chesterfield FC Photocall - Team Photo 2009-2010'Kevin Austin''PICTURE: SARAH WASHBOURN
Chesterfield FC Photocall - Team Photo 2009-2010'Kevin Austin''PICTURE: SARAH WASHBOURN

The son of a former Spireite will be in the Sheffield FC squad to take on Chesterfield in a memorial game for his dad next week.

Kevin Austin sadly passed away last month at just 45, after a battle with pancreatic cancer.

In a 20-year career the defender featured for Leyton Orient, Lincoln, Barnsley, Swansea and Chesterfield.

He made over 50 appearances for Town and former team-mates paid emotional tributes to him after he died in November.

Jack Lester Tweeted: “No surprise towards all the kind words and love that people had for Kevin Austin.

“A genuinely lovely man, with a big heart and an even bigger smile. Going to miss him.”

Chesterfield will mark the life of the Trinidad and Tobago international with a friendly against Sheffield FC next Tuesday.

The proceeds will benefit St Luke’s Hospice, at his family’s request.

And Aaron Austin, Kevin’s 16-year-old son, will be in the Sheffield FC squad.

The youngster is on the world’s first club’s Football and Education Scholarship.

Kick-off at the Dronfield ground will be at 7pm.