Brechin City players, management and staff have all rallied around defender Ross Perry to help fund a knee operation that is required to get the former Rangers and Raith Rovers defender playing again.
The 25-year-old suffered a cruciate ligament injury in the game against Airdrie at the end of November and was immediately ruled out for the rest of the season and beyond.
However his team-mates, Darren Dods and the club have chipped in to help fund a private operation at the cost of £4,000 to cut down the time Perry is out.
A club spokesperson said: “Everyone has been heartened by a tremendous show of support from Ross’s team mates and management who have contributed towards the bill. The club and Ross himself have helped meet the total required and we all wish him a speedy recovery.”
While Perry could now return before the end of the season, tomorrow’s game with Stenhousemuir will be the last one in Glebe Park colours for striker Dene Shields.
Shields has decided to return to Malta with his family.