Lancaster striker ‘fine’ after collapse halts friendly

Lancaster City's Simon Wearing.
Lancaster City's Simon Wearing.

Lancaster City’s friendly at Euxton Villa on Thursday night was abandoned after a player collapsed.

Dolly Blues striker Simon Wearing has said on Twitter he is “fine” following the incident that saw the game brought to a halt around the hour mark with the score 0-0 as the former Morecambe youngster was taken to hospital.

He will however need to see specialists to determine why he fell ill at the Jim Fowler Memorial Fields.

He posted on his Twitter page: “On way home now I’m fine but doctors can’t seem to see what’s wrong with me so I’ve gotta c some specialists I’ll get there! Thanks everyone.”

Darren Peacock’s side had earlier been forced to use three Euxton players in their side as some squad members struggled to reach the home of the West Lancashire Premier Division side due to an accident that closed part of the M6.

The game also marked the first appearance of new Dolly Blues assistant manager Trevor Sinclair in the dugout.

The former England international joined the club this week as he linked up with former Queens Park Rangers team mate Peacock.

Lancaster’s next friendly sees them travel to Welsh Premier League side Bangor City on Saturday.