AFC Wimbledon president Dickie Guy is set to be offered the freedom of the London Borough of Merton.

The president has been an ambassador for AFC Wimbledon since the club reformed.

Dickie made national headlines in 1975 when he saved a penalty from Leeds United’s Peter Lorimer.

The honour to be granted the freedom of the borough, is expected to be approved at a full council meeting in September.

It is the highest civic award a local authority can give someone.

In a statement on the club's website, Commercial Director Ivor Heller, said: “Dickie was utterly beside himself! He was completely flummoxed and so delighted.

"I had the honour, along with Kris Stewart, of offering Dickie the role of Club President.

"That was a great privilege for me and now being able to inform him that the process is underway to give him the freedom of Merton was just magnificent.

“As a club, we have a special bond with our President and there is no better Club President in British football. Dickie is just a fantastic human being and we are delighted that he’s getting this recognition.

“There will be more news to come and we will let people know when the meeting is taking place as it would be great to get fans there and get a banner made up for Dickie.”

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