Millwall will unveil a plaque to remember Fusilier Lee Rigby ahead of their fixture against Bristol City on Saturday. 

Rigby was murdered in a terror attack in 2013 and the club will mark his services with a plaque unveiled by Lions chief executive Steve Kavanagh at The Den.  

Fans have been encouraged to attend the ceremony that will take place at 12:30pm which will see personnel from Rigby’s regiment present alongside some of his close friends. 

A group of Millwall fans had initially raised money to organise the plaque but that money will now go to charity after Dean Wilson Funeral Directors donated the plaque.  

Mel Bingham, who helped organise the ceremony said Lions fan wanted to honour Rigby. 

“Millwall fans have always been staunch supporters of the brave men and women who defend this country and like everybody else, were shocked and saddened by the tragic murder of Fusilier Lee Rigby on the streets of South East London. 

“We wanted to pay tribute and remember Lee in a place where we can all pause and reflect upon the sacrifices made. It is even more poignant that the plaque takes its place next to the memorial for Pte Lee O’Callaghan, a Millwall fan who was killed serving his country in Iraq in 2004. 

“There are many people to thank. Firstly, thank you to the generous supporters who dug deep to donate money. Thank you to Millwall Football Club for their support and allowing us a space to honour Lee. 

“And last but not least, thank you, Lee Rigby, for your faithful service to this country. You will always be remembered and will never be forgotten.” 

Mr Kavanaugh was equally forthcoming in praising Rigby and the Lions community for organising such an rememberence.  

“This is yet another fine example of how Millwall fans go above and beyond to recognise the efforts and sacrifices of our service men and women. They are a huge credit to the football club.” 

“We are immensely proud to host what I’m sure will be a very moving unveiling ceremony and are honoured to house a permanent memorial for Fusilier Lee Rigby, which rightly recognises his service to our country. 

“I’d like to place on record the club’s gratitude and pride in the supporters who have got together to raise money and in particular Mel Bingham, who has overseen the process right from the start.”