Lampard offers thanks

Frank Lampard has spoken about his reception last night at Tony Carr's testimonial - while supporters should also take note of an update on the official programme.

Fans who were unable to purchase a copy of the official matchday programme have a chance to do so this Sunday.

Due to the large number of fans who bought their tickets for what was an unforgettable evening on the night, the 40-page programme unfortunately sold out prior to kick-off.

A limited number of extra programmes have been printed and will go on sale at the Boleyn Ground Stadium Store from 11am, prior to the final Barclays Premier League fixture of the season against Manchester City.

The programme, priced at £2, will be available for cash sales only. There will be no limit on the number of copies available to each supporter, so fans are encouraged to arrive early to avoid disappointment.

Meanwhile, Lampard was given a warm welcome back to the Boleyn Ground alongside Blues team-mates John Terry and Joe Cole as the trio celebrated the Academy Director's 37 years of service to the club.

While the three were not able to play due to Chelsea's title-decider with Wigan Athletic on Sunday, they donned the claret and blue for one last time before being presented to the 13,836-strong crowd.

"It was nice to be able to show our support for Tony," said the 31-year-old. "I was very pleased to come back. I have got lots of respect as everyone has who turned out for Tony. As soon as I heard that there was a game and Tony was on the phone, of course I was going to come back for him. This was just a thank you really from all of us. He was a big part of our footballing upbringing. He deserved a big night like that.

"It was a good reception from the crowd. I was a bit surprised, pleasantly surprised. I have been away nine years from the place now and I have obviously come back and at times it has been difficult with the relationship with the fans. I think everyone has to move on. I certainly have and Wednesday night was maybe a nice thing where we move on and I enjoyed it.

"I know the fans will be behind England in the summer. Of course, they will because England fans are loyal to the country. The whole nation comes together. Sometimes in the club games it is just banter between each side - it doesn't hurt anyone and you need that. I don't really mind it anymore.

"I will always remember where I came from. I realise what this club did for my footballing upbringing. It is a special academy and you can see the amount players they have produced. Even though I am a Chelsea person now I never forget, especially how people like Tony Carr have helped me along the way."