Worksop Town supporters have proved their generosity for a number of good causes in recent years, and this weekend they’re being asked to dig deep again – for one of their own.
At the home game against Buxton at Sandy Lane on Saturday, there will be a bucket collection for local youngster Jake Wilson.
The 19-year-old played for the club’s Under 19s, and made two appearances for the senior side two seasons ago, befure a serious injury ended his career.
Wilson, from Carlton-in-Lindrick, damaged his knee ligaments in a game for Worksop Town Under 19s against Teversal in September 2012.
Under 19s boss Kevin Staniland said the injury brought a halt to a promising future in the game for the former Bassetlaw Boys player.
“Jake joined us as a 16-year-old and was a very bright prospect.”
“A left sided midfield player with bags of ability and a will to win.”
“It’s a real shame for the lad he has had to give up the game.”
The youngster began his club football with Mansfield Town, before joining Worksop to play for their Under 18s and Under 19s.
Simon Clark handed him a senior debut in the Sheffield Senior Cup against South Kirkby Colliery, and he came on as a substitute against Tamworth in the FA Trophy.
A club spokesman asked Tigers fans to show their support for the player: “Please donate generously to the collection, all at Worksop Town FC wish Jake all the best for the future.”