Messages of support have been flooding in to former Boston United defender Courtney Wildin, who is undergoing treatment for leukaemia.
The 22-year-old’s current club Coalville Town released a statement last week announcing he was in hospital undergoing his first round of treatment.
Ravens chairman Glyn Rennocks said: “ Courtney has been a fantastic player both on and off the field since he joined us and we are all deeply shocked at the news.
“We will support him as best we can and we all wish him a speedy recovery.“
“Our very best wishes are extended to former Pilgrim @cwildin3 following his Leukaemia diagnosis this week,” Boston United wrote on Twitter.
Ex-United temamate Waide Fairhurst said: “Thinking of you Courts, stay strong bro.”
The Lincoln City Twitter account added: “Best wishes to former Imp, Courtney Wildin, who has been diagnosed with leukaemia.
“We’re all behind you, Courtney.”
Wildin responded to his well wishers, and hopes to return to football as soon as possible: “Just want to say a massive thank you to everyone for their messages, it means so much getting all your support!
“Staying really positive and looking forward to getting back on that pitch whenever it may be.”
The full back made 12 appearances for the Pilgrims in the 2016-17 campaign.
He has played internationally for Antigua and also has club experience with Sheffield Wednesday, Lincoln City and Nuneaton.