Railway End Name Change

Last updated : 15 May 2009 By Brian Cartlidge

The Gil Merrick Stand will become the new name for old Railway End from the start of the 2009/10 season.

"We are honoured and privileged to be able to dedicate the stand to Gil," chairman David Gold told the club's official website.

"Bringing the club's history back to St. Andrew's as part of the pledge is very important to me. The renaming of the Railway End is a great way to do this."

Merrick, now 87-years-old, made 551 appearances for Blues between 1939 and 1960 as well as gaining 23 international caps for England.