Mac­cles­field Town fans in trib­ute to Ka­van dur­ing FA Cup tie

Macclesfield Express - - FIGHT TO SAVE A&E -

FANS at Mac­cles­field Town Foot­ball club will hold a minute’s ap­plause in sup­port of a life-long fan who is in a crit­i­cal con­di­tion in hos­pi­tal.

Twenty-year-old Ka­van Mad­docks, from Mac­cles­field, was crit­i­cally in­jured af­ter fall­ing from the roof of a multi-storey car park.

He suf­fered mul­ti­ple bro­ken bones and swelling of the brain.

Fans at the Moss Rose Club will make the ges­ture in the 20th minute of the FA Cup game on Fri­day, De­cem­ber 2. The sec­ond round tie against Oxford United kicks off at 7.55pm and is live on BBC 2.

Tom Webb, who is a close friend of Ka­van, said: “We are hop­ing to start a minute’s ap­plause at Fri­day’s FA Cup game at Oxford at home. In the twen­ti­eth minute - Ka­van’s age - we hope to show our sup­port for our mate and would wel­come and en­cour­age both home and away fans to join in as a sign of re­spect and ac­knowl­edge­ment for a young lad who loves the club.”

Ka­van’s dad, Frank Mad­docks, said Ka­van is in a crit­i­cal but sta­ble con­di­tion.

He said: “Ka­van is a mas­sive Macc Town fan and would be so chuffed if he knew that there was an ap­plause for him at the game this week­end.

“I’d love to get a TV in the room at the hos­pi­tal so he can hear it.

“We want him to know we’re there and hope we can spur him on to get bet­ter”

Among Ka­van’s well wish­ers at Macc Town is man­ager John Askey, who made a special visit to Royal Stoke Univer­sity Hos­pi­tal to wish Ka­van a speedy re­cov­ery.

James Beck­ett, from the club, said: “Everyone at Macc Town is wish­ing Ka­van a speedy re­cov­ery and I’m sure that he will be cheer­ing us on when we take on Oxford on Fri­day night. The play­ers will be hop­ing for a good re­sult to lift Ka­van and his fam­ily’s spir­its.”

This week the club will also host the Emi­rates FA Cup tro­phy which can be viewed on Thurs­day and Fri­day, De­cem­ber 1 & 2.

It will be at Mac­cles­field Town Hall on Thurs­day, from 3pm to 5pm and at Mac­cles­field Town Foot­ball Club on Fri­day, from 10am to 3pm.

James added: “This is great to be able to get the cup to Mac­cles­field.

“Any­one can come and have a photo taken with it.

“We hope to get a bit of a buzz go­ing ahead of our big game.”

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