Former Rangers keeper Wes Foderingham has shared a touching message on Instagram in tribute to teammate John Fleck, who collapsed during Sheffield United’s 1-0 win away to Reading.
Fleck was stretchered off after the horrific incident after having lengthy treatment on the pitch and was taken to the nearby Royal Berkshire Hospital.
The match was stopped for ten minutes while Fleck received treatment and the midfielder was conscious in hospital following the incident.
The post began with praises for the performance and winning three points on the road, before saying “but most importantly great news that Flecky is safe and well”
A touching message amongst many others from the footballing world.
Fleck began his career at Rangers, where he made his competitive debut against East Stirlingshire aged just 16.
At the end of that season, he became the youngest ever player to feature in a senior British Cup Final as Rangers defeated Queen of the South 3-2 in the 2008 Scottish Cup final.
The prodigious talent joined Blackpool on loan in the 2011/12 season before making a permanent move to Coventry City.
He eventually moved to Sheffield United, and this spell is arguably where he has fulfilled his talent, helping the club achieve promotion to the Premier League.
We all hope John Fleck makes a full recovery after the horrifying experience and can get back to helping Sheffield United in their bid for promotion.
A former Rangers player and interim manager landed a coaching role at Bramall Lane on Thursday.