Tributes have flooded in following the tragic death of former AFC Bournemouth full back Jamie Vincent, who has died aged 46.
Vincent played over 100 league games for the Cherries, amongst spells at Crystal Palace, Swindon, Huddersfield, Derby County and fellow South Coast club Portsmouth.
In a statement, AFC Bournemouth expressed extreme sadness to hear of the passing.
“His performances in red and black continued to impress and recognition was awarded following the 1998/99 season as he was named in the Second Division’s PFA Team of the Year.
“Having played alongside the likes of Eddie Howe, Steve Fletcher, Ian Cox and Russell Beardsmore, Vincent departed Dean Court in the summer of 1999, joining Huddersfield Town and subsequently being named their Player of the Year at the end of his maiden season.
“He later would go on to feature for clubs such as Portsmouth, Swindon Town and Walsall, but never eclipsed the number of appearances that he made for the Cherries.
“The thoughts of everyone at AFC Bournemouth are with the family and friends of Jamie at this awfully sad time.”
Fan Bob Hipkiss said outside the Vitality Stadium this morning: “I enjoyed watching him play, he’s a good player and he was an outstanding player in the team.”
Another fan, Peter Homden, said: “I thought he was a part of one of our great ‘Back Four’ with Vincent, Cox, Howe and Young.
“I remember when he left and Steve Bruce bought him for Huddersfield – we were devastated.
“He was really nippy up that right wing: a class act.”
Kris Temple, a broadcaster for BBC Solent, raved about Vincent as well, describing him as “one of the most talented defenders [the cherries] have ever had”.
More to follow.