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A minute's applause for the youngster took place just before the kick-off in the club's friendly against Bury at Gigg Lane.
"He was our little superhero and put the biggest fight up but he was needed else where. There are no words to describe how heart broken we are."
It said: "He had a special relationship with Jermain Defoe and their feelings for each other were evident for all to see. Jermain, naturally, is heartbroken."