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3 January 2018

A BREWERS supporter has spoken about how he gave CPR to a Sheffield Wednesday fan who collapsed after the Championship game at Hillsborough on Monday.

Rob Wakelin was walking back to his car after the match when he saw the man on the ground.

Rob says: “Anyone would have done it and it wasn’t just me who came to help. I was just going back to my car when I saw the poor gentlemen. I checked his throat was clear and tried CPR and before I knew it the ambulance was there."

Rob is a cricket coach and has to know first aid as part of his duties with his club but says he has never had to use CPR before.

Rob’s youngest son Ronny is in the under 12s in the Burton Albion Academy and his eldest son Madeley is a Brewers season ticket holder.

He said: “We just all hope the gentleman is OK. I understand he is in hospital and we are hoping to get more news. We all wish him well. But it wasn’t just me who helped, it was a team effort.”

Brewers boss Nigel Clough has praised Rob for his efforts.

He said: “That’s a wonderful thing to do. It’s lovely to hear whether it’s football or not when people do things like that. Everybody gets a nice feeling from it and we send our best wishes to the gentleman who needed the help.”

Burton Albion will be sending a letter of thanks to Rob and will be inviting him to enjoy hospitality at a future game.

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