Ayrshire Post

Barry meets his City heroes

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A pensioner received a huge boost in his battle with motor neurone disease (MND) when his favourite football team were put through their pre-season paces - just yards from his garden.

Barry Morley, 72, was delighted to see his Birmingham City heroes playing just a free-kick away from his home in Troon.

And the Sky Bet Championsh­ip club were only too happy to meet up with Barry and his family and pose for some pictures.

Delighted Barry, who moved to Scotland in 1977, said:“This has made my week! I was so happy when I found out Blues were coming and I think they look okay.

And he added:“I have been really impressed with what I have seen - they are all really friendly.”

The City squad were using Troon FC’s Portland Park as part of their pre-season build up and star striker Lukas Jutkiewicz took time out to talk to Barry about their chances next season.

And manager Lee Bowyer was also on hand to ensure Barry was given the VIP treatment.

 ??  ?? Delighted Barry is pictured with City manager Lee Bowyer
Delighted Barry is pictured with City manager Lee Bowyer

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