Up-lifting backing for former Town Academy manager as he battles cancer
Town’s former Academy manager is back home after having a six hour operation on his stomach at Norfolk and Norwich Hospital.
Sammy had three bouts of chemotherapy before the surgery and faces three more but is hoping to be well enough to take in a Town game at Portman Road before the end of the season.
“The staff at the hospital, led by Doctor Kumar, have been fantastic with their care and expertise. I couldn’t be in better hands,” Sammy, who played in the same Northern Ireland team as George Best, told the Club website.
“It’s been a difficult time but my immediate family and close friends have given me great strength to help me get through this period.
“It was a big operation but I’m still standing and now I have three more bouts of chemotherapy to go through in the coming months.
“I’ve kept in touch with what’s being going on at Portman Road and I’m delighted to see the Club doing so well this season. Mick McCarthy is a good man. Hopefully I can get down there and see a game before the end of the season.
“I’ve got a long way to go yet but the support I have received from not only my family and friends, but people I know in the game, coaches, staff, young players that I have worked with and their parents as well has been so up-lifting. I’d like to thank them all.”