MOVING tributes have been paid to a promising young footballer who died after an asthma attack.

Harley Barnbrook, aged 16, passed away after suffering from an asthma attack on Tuesday February 15.

He was well-known in the local grassroots football scene, playing for Dudley Town, Halesowen Town Colts and Lye Town.

Wolves fans are set to honour his memory with an applause at the 16th minute at their home game against Leicester City this afternoon.

Meanwhile, a match between his former teams Dudley Town Juniors and Lye Town Juniors at the Dell Stadium on Monday will see a minute’s silence to commemorate the talented teen.

All proceeds from the game will be donated to Harley’s family.

A statement from Dudley Town Junior’s released on behalf of Harley’s family said: “Harley was well known in grassroots football and played for many teams in the area including Dudley Town, Halesowen Town Colts and most recently Lye Town.

“Harley was loved by many of team mates and had an infectious personality. Harley lived for sports, especially football, where it was a family affair with dad, mom and often grandad coming along to support Harley and the team.

“Following Tuesday’s tragic asthma attack Harley was taken to Russell's Hall Hospital where he received excellent and compassionate care from the staff within ICU.

“Mom Kelly, Dad Dean and sister Sienna would like to pay thanks to all the staff during this extremely difficult time, the continuity of care received was truly touching.

“The Football game on Monday 21st February held at the The Dell stadium in Brierley Hill between Dudley Town Juniors and Lye Town juniors will hold a minutes silence before the game followed by a clap on the sixteenth minute. Many of the players from both teams have played with Harley over the years for various teams.

“All proceeds from the game will be donated to the family, in what will be an emotional evening for all in attendance.”