The announcement came just two days after fans, players and staff paid tribute to the former Hull City defender at the final game of the season following his sad passing last month at the age of 61.
Skipper was a Tiger through and through, living the dream of playing for his hometown club after being spotted by scouts playing football in the local leagues. In fact, he lived the dream more than 300 times in black and amber during two spells at Boothferry Park and was a key figure during some successful times in the 1980s.
He helped the Club to win two promotions, scoring a winner against Walsall that secured one of those in 1985, and was an ever-present in the centre of defence for three successive seasons with many of his performances described as ‘warrior-like’ by those who saw him play.
When Skipper’s playing days were at an end, his love for Hull City never left him and he went on to become a much-valued member of the Club’s matchday hospitality team at the KCOM Stadium, and was able to provide a fascinating insight into the game as well as some interesting stories about his time in the changing room which kept many, many guests entertained over the years.
Skipper is the latest legend to be added to the Hall of Fame where his name now sits alongside Andy Davidson, Chris Chilton, Billy Bly, Ken Wagstaff and Ian Ashbee.