MORE than £4,000 has been raised which will go towards a popular Reds’ fan’s funeral costs.

Jeffrey Wroe fell ill at Oakwell in the latter stages of Barnsley’s 2-2 draw with Derby County last Wednesday - an incident which prompted his fellow fans into action when a Just Giving page was set up just hours after his death.

Fans from clubs across the country also donated following the harrowing incident, which saw protective sheets put up in an attempt to give the 66-year-old and paramedics a degree of privacy while CPR was being administered in the ‘Ponty End’ of the ground.

Almost 300 people - including some Barnsley players - have helped raise £4,200 and Jeffrey’s friend, Lester Dickinson, posted a tribute to him on social media this week.

“He was my best friend and I was with him on the night - we sat next to each other at home and travelled together to away games,” he added.

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“I’m going to miss him very much. Rest in peace, my friend.