FORMER City midfielder Mick Kennedy has passed away at the age of 57.

The tough-tackling Kennedy, who won two caps for the Republic of Ireland, joined the Bantams from Portsmouth for £250,000 in January 1988.

He played 45 league games in two seasons at Valley Parade, scoring two goals.

A statement on read: "Pompey are mourning the death of Mick Kennedy, who has passed away at the age of 57.
"The thoughts of everyone at Portsmouth Football Club are with Mick's family and friends at this sad time."
Former Pompey team-mate Mick Quinn added on Twitter: "Just found out my friend and former team-mate Mick Kennedy passed away yesterday. Mick and his family very kindly let me stay with them when I first joined @officialpompey.
"A very under-rated player in my book and a fantastic skipper in our promotion side. Condolences to his family."
There was a message of support too from Stoke, who said in a statement: "Stoke City are deeply saddened to learn of the death of former player Mick Kennedy at the age of 57.
"The club extends sincere condolences to his family and friends at this difficult time."