PRESCOT Cables have paid a heartfelt tribute to 18-year-old player Jack Riding who died after collapsing during a five-a-side match.

The club was saddened by the news that Jack passed away on Wednesday after being taken ill on Monday evening. 

In a tribute, Prescot Cables said: "The club would like to extend its heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Jack Riding, who passed away at the age of 18.

"Jack was a member of the Reserve Team squad and had also represented South Liverpool, a promising footballer who was being tipped to move into the first team.

"He was taken ill whilst playing five-a-side football on Monday evening.

"He was a very popular young man who had a bright future ahead of him. Jack’s loss will be keenly felt by his teammates, the club as a whole and by the wider football community.

"The club will be dedicating the first team's home fixture with Glossop North End in memory of Jack, a request has been made to carry out a minutes applause before the game."

The Prescot Cables Reserves Twitter account confirmed the news on Thursday morning that Jack had passed away in hospital on Wednesday.

A statement said: "Morning all, as you may know Jack Riding sadly passed away yesterday afternoon, everyone who had the privilege to know Jack is devastated and heartbroken by the news. Everyone at the club sends out there love to Jack's family and friends.

"RIP Jack Riding."

A crowdfunding page has been set up to raise funds for Jack's parents.

To donate to it click here.