BURTON Albion manager Nigel Clough, Chairman Ben Robinson and captain John Mousinho paid a special visit to Burton Queen’s Hospital yesterday.
The trio paid a visit to life-long Burton Albion fan David Smith who is suffering from a terminal illness.
74-year-old David was gifted a signed promotion t-shirt by Nigel Clough along with a new promotion scarf by skipper John Mousinho who then posed for a photograph with the patient.
Making use of the Wellington Street ground owned by Lloyds Foundry the club began life in the Birmingham League making their bow on 19th August 1950 against Gloucester City in front of more than 5,000 supporters, a game in which David Smith was a supporter.
David has followed the Brewers home an away, he even followed them to Wembley. He met his wife at the old ground, Eton Park.
Paula Gardner, Chief Nurse, said: “Thank you to Burton Albion for visiting David, a very poorly patient who has been a life-long fan of the club. Thank you also to Sister Matkin for arranging this surprise.”