Messages pour in: "Get well Trevor"
Published 15:34 14/04/12 By MirrorFootball
Former clubs and colleagues of Trevor Francis have offered their best wishes as the ex-England striker recovers from a suspected heart-attack.
His family have moved to thank the public for all their support via former club Birmingham City.
The 57-year-old has been admitted to Birmingham Heartlands Hospital in Bordesley Green yesterday.
A tweet from the Blues read: "Trevor Francis' family have contacted the club to express their thanks at the overwhelming messages of support from Blues fans."
Francis has had surgery to have a stent fitted and is making good progress.
Francis starred for Blues from 1970-79 before becoming the first £1million player when he joined Nottingham Forest. He later managed City between 1996 and 2001.
Another of Francis' former clubs, Sheffield Wednesday, also expressed their best wishes. A tweet from the South Yorkshire club read: "All at Sheffield Wednesday would like to wish former player and manager Trevor Francis a speedy recovery."
Francis guided the Owls to the FA Cup and League Cup finals in 1993 after taking over as player-manager at Hillsborough.
Mark Bright, a member of that Wednesday team, tweeted: "I'm stunned to hear that my former swfc manager Trevor Francis is in hospital after suffering a heart attack. getwellsoon."
Former England team-mate Gary Lineker also used Twitter to convey his thoughts.
Lineker said: "Shocked to hear Trevor Francis has suffered a heart attack. Thoughts are with him and his family."
Mick Rathbone, a former Birmingham team-mate, said last night: "Just heard bad news about Trevor Francis.... spoke to him at length last sat... best player in england in late seventies."