A former Chesham United footballer who played a part in the club’s historical 2015/16 FA Cup run has died.

George Casey, who began his career with Stevenage before joining the Generals on loan eight years ago, died on August 5, a few weeks after his 26th birthday.

During his career, he played for St Albans City, Ware and Bishop Stortford, but he is best known for featuring in Chesham’s memorable 1-0 cup victory away at Bristol Rovers in November 2015.

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Following his death, Stevenage said: “We are all devastated to hear of the passing of former apprentice George Casey.  

“George's dedication to his apprenticeship framework saw him offered a junior professional contract during the 2015/16 season.

“George had an infectious personality, and it’s fitting the tributes that are going around about him.  

“Our thoughts are with his family and friends during this difficult moment.

"Rest in peace, George.”

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Chesham also sent their condolences by saying: “Our thoughts go out to all the friends and family of George who joined us on loan from Stevenage.

“George will forever be remembered as part of one of the most special days in our recent history, playing in the FA Cup win over Bristol Rovers.

“Rest in peace, George.”

A cause of death has not been released.