COVENTRY United has appealed to help one of their under-18s after he broke his leg in five places.
Omer Ali played for the club against Eccleshall Juniors over the weekend, scoring the equalizer before breaking his leg in five places from a tackle.
Omer, originally from Syria, was taken to Stoke Hospital to await an operation.
The youngster has no family in the UK and lives in shared accommodation in the city.
A GoFundMe has been set up to raise enough cash to assist Omer in his recovery.
So far, almost £1,800 has been raised.
Club co-owner Nigel Ward said: “Omer is very quiet and in a lot of pain as he has a very badly broken leg.
“If anyone would like to visit him it would be lovely as he has no family in this country.
“A visit would show him he is part of the wider football family and we will support him at whatever cost.
“Thank you to everyone who has donated and sent messages of support, it’s much appreciated.”
Visit www.gofundme.com/f/to-support-omer-recovery? to donate.