Rams set to pay match day tribute to tragic student

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Derby County will honour medical student and Rams fan Neil Dalton at a match this month.

The club has revealed that a tribute to Neil by some of his close friends will appear in the match day programme for the game against Cardiff on September 20.

The match will also include a minute’s applause 22 minutes into the game for the 22-year-old.

Neil, of Ambergate, was stabbed to death in Borneo, Malaysia, along with fellow Newcastle University student Aidan Brunger.

Neil’s friend, Ash Dhindsa, said he hoped the match would be a good opportunity to remember him.

He said: “Included in the tribute is a message to the fans, encouraging all supporters to come together in remembering two truly exceptional young men, with a minute’s applause on minute 22 of the game.

“You will know that Neil was a keen footballer and regularly attended Derby matches.

“He was involved in a number of sports teams alongside myself and the rest of his friends.”

Fishmonger Zulkipli Abdullah, 23, is charged with Neil and Aiden’s murders.