Rangers fans have been sending their best wishes to former player John Fleck after he collapsed on the pitch for current side Sheffield United.

The talented Scotland international midfielder, 30, collapsed on the pitch during the Blades’ 1-0 English Championship victory over Reading at the Madejski Stadium.

Fleck received lengthy on-pitch treatment for a period 10 minutes before being subbed off the park and taken to hospital via ambulance early in the second half.

At one stage Fleck stood up wearing an oxygen mask and both sets of supporters applauded before he was taken off the pitch on a stretcher. He was conscious as he left the stadium.

“Fleck is conscious, in the hospital, he’s in good health. He will be OK,” said Blades boss Slavisa Jokanovic [BBC Sport].


“I didn’t see exactly what happened. One moment he fell down. It was a really complicated situation.

“He is conscious in hospital and he asked for the result. We hope everything will be OK with him.

John Fleck came through the youth ranks at Rangers and now plays for Sheffield United. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

“It’s not easy for the players to focus on the moment after. Fortunately, the team is fighting well and we weren’t scared of our weaknesses. We were fighting for the three points.”

After play was stopped the match was restarted with Jayden Bogle scoring the eventual winner in the match for the Bramall Lane club.

Rangers fans send best wishes to Sheffield United star John Fleck after on-pitch collapse

John Fleck came through the youth ranks at Rangers and at one point was regarded as amongst the brightest talents in Scottish and British football.

Making his debut for the club as a 16-year-old, Fleck went on to play 56 times for Rangers, scoring three goals and laying on five assists as he lifted three SPL titles, two Scottish Cups and a League Cup.

Rangers fans have taken to Twitter to applaud the midfielder as they wish John Fleck all the best in his recovery:

Everyone at Rangers News wishes John a speedy recovery and hopes that he’s back on the pitch playing again before long.

Meanwhile, a Rangers-linked Dutch coach has just resigned from his current position, sparking wild theories about a move to Ibrox.

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