Ex-Wigan Athletic striker suffers stroke

Former Wigan Athletic forward David Fairclough is 'recovering well' after suffering a stroke.

The 65-year-old provided the positive update after news of his condition became public.

Read More
Wigan Athletic man faces spell on sidelines
Hide Ad
Hide Ad

"Thank you everyone for your kind thoughts and messages of support," he tweeted. "I’m a few days into my recovery now and things are going well, stronger and better by the day. Looking forward to a quick and full recovery.”

David Fairclough

His son, Tom, said: “Thanks everyone and also to the ambulance and hospital staff who saved his life.”

Fairclough made his name at Liverpool, earning the nickname 'Supersub' after a number of important contributions off the bench.

After making the bulk of his 268 career appearances with the Anfield club, he spent time at Lucerne, Toronto Blizzard, Norwich, Oldham, Beveren, Rochdale, Tranmere, Wigan and Knowsley.

He made seven appearances for Latics in the 1990/91 season, scoring once.

Fairclough, who suffered a minor heart attack in 2010, had been working as a pundit and on the after-dinner circuit.