MP intervenes over fan death
The death of an England supporter in Bulgarian custody last week raises “a number of serious questions”, the family’s MP has said after meeting relatives and pledging to help lobby the Foreign Office to investigate. Amanda Milling answered calls for help after The Daily Telegraph disclosed how relatives of Rob Spray had come up against a brick wall in establishing the circumstances surrounding his death prior to the Euro 2020 qualifier in Sofia. Spray’s body was flown back to Heathrow Airport on Thursday, along with paperwork that will be studied by a coroner ahead of an autopsy. However, the cause of death on the death certificate the family have received has been left blank and his relatives called for an independent inquiry when they met Milling, the MP for Cannock Chase, yesterday. “The family’s concerns and the circumstances of Robert Spray’s death need to be investigated,” Milling said.
New Guardiola injury woe
Pep Guardiola’s concerns over his defence heightened yesterday with the news that Oleksandr
Zinchenko and Rodri would be out until December. Zinchenko, injured during the last international break, underwent minor surgery in Spain this week, while Rodri pulled a hamstring during the midweek Champions League victory over Atalanta. And with Aymeric Laporte, City’s best defender, out until well into the new year, the manager admits he is worried about his lack of resources. “When I’m thinking after the international break, November, December, January, February – yes I’m a little bit concerned,” Guardiola said.