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18 February 2019

BURTON Albion’s first team squad will be meeting the man they helped save in a medical emergency that resulted in the Barnsley game being called off last September.

Before the re-arranged game tomorrow Stephen Croft, who collapsed on the pitch and who needed the Air Ambulance, will drop in to see Nigel Clough and the squad.

It was the Brewers players who spotted him in distress and physio Nick Fenton rushed to his aid.

The Brewers manager said: “It’s lovely that Stephen Croft is going to come into the dressing room before the game to see the players and especially Nick Fenton.

Clough said: "We have kept in touch with Barnsley to see how he is doing, and we know that he’s not 100 per cent but is up and around. He’s coming to the game and asked if he could see the players and we are really looking forwarding to seeing him again.

“The lads started shouting when they saw what had happened and Nick Fenton started sprinting over and played a significant role in him surviving. All the players were affected by it and it was absolutely the right decision to call the game off at the time.

“I think everyone who was there and involved such as the Air Ambulance deserve credit for what they have done. It’s a great testament to everybody that Stephen will be at the game.”

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