Jamie Redknapp has expressed his huge regret that the team were unable to mark the passing of Bill Nicholson with a win against Bolton on Saturday.
The team discovered the sad news on arrival at the Lane and the skipper says the great man will be remembered by all at the club forever.
"We are talking about a true legend," said Jamie. "It was a very sad day, to turn up for the game and find out he had passed away was not very nice at all. We wanted to make a good tribute for him by winning but unfortunately we couldn't do that so it was a bad day all round.
"The players, especially the English ones, put him in the bracket with Shankly, Busby and people like that. He played in the 'push and run' team and managed the double side and my grandad told me what a special man he was.
"He is somebody who will be etched in the minds of all at this club forever.
"As players we just wish we could have made a better tribute. We were desperate to win and you could see it in the lads before the game. For some reason we didn't play as well as we would have liked, collectively or individually.
"We wanted three points to dedicate to a great man."