A football club has paid tribute to a "lifelong supporter" and former staff member who died at their last match by inviting his family as guests to their next match. 

Leyton Orient fan Derek Reynolds, 74, fell ill towards the end of the club's League One home match against Lincoln on Tuesday night (October 3) at Brisbane Road.

Emergency services were called to the stadium and the game, which was halted in the 82nd minute, was eventually abandoned.

Despite extensive treatment and efforts at the scene, Mr Reynolds was later pronounced dead.

On Wednesday afternoon, O's revealed plans to pay tribute to him at Saturday's home game against Reading.

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A statement released by the club has said that Mr Reynolds' family has been welcomed as guests for the next game as a tribute. 

A book of condolence will reportedly be available for supporters in the East Stand to sign on Saturday, and then afterwards for all fans in West Stand reception.

The statement said: "Leyton Orient Football Club is devastated to confirm that supporter Derek Reynolds has passed away.

"Derek was a lifelong O’s supporter and he lived in Osbourne Road, a short walk from the ground, for many years. As well as being a lifelong fan, Derek was heavily involved in the club and managed the club’s tannoy system during the 1990s."

"We would, once again, like to thank Derek’s fellow supporters for the way in which they conducted themselves on Tuesday night and acted to try and help the situation.”

Orient were leading 1-0 when the game was stopped, through an early goal from Joe Pigott.

The English Football League will determine whether the fixture will be rescheduled, or if the result at the time of the abandonment will stand. The decision will be taken only after consultation with both clubs.