In Pictures: Football pays tribute to Gary Speed

A selection of the most striking images taken at league grounds across Britain on Saturday.

Just under a week on from the tragic news that Wales boss Gary Speed had died, the Premier League and Championship took the time to pay their respects on Saturday.

Gary McAllister, Gordon Strachan and David Batty – the three midfielders that played alongside Gary Speed at Leeds – lead the tributes at Elland Road, ahead of the Championship team’s clash with Millwall (Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire/Press Association Images).

A general view of the Billy Bremner statue outside Elland Road (Lucy Ray/PA Wire/Press Association Images).

Leeds captain Aidan White pays his own tribute to Speed (Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire/Press Association Images)

Newcastle’s team pay their respects during a minute’s applause (SCOTT HEPPELL/AP/Press Association Images)

A wreath paying tribute to Gary Speed at Bloomfield Road, ahead of the Championship clash between Blackpool and Reading (PA Wire/PA Wire/Press Association Images).

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A view of the big screen ahead of Tottenham’s Premier League clash with Bolton (Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire/Press Association Images).

Tottenham and Bolton observe a minute’s applause at White Hart Lane (Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire/Press Association Images).

Arsenal contribute to a minute’s silence at Wigan (John Walton/EMPICS Sport).

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