A WHITCHURCH Alport youth player who was airlifted to hospital after collapsing in a friendly against Ellesmere Rangers is set to make a 'full recovery'.

Finn Price, who players for the Reds' under-15 side, was airlifted to Alder Hey Hospital in Liverpool on Wednesday evening after collapsing during the game

Although Finn is still in hospital, a spokesman for the club is confident he will make a full recovery.

"As many of you will now be aware, last Wednesday night, one of our under 15 players, Finn Price, was air lifted to Alder Hey hospital after collapsing during a friendly against Ellesmere Rangers FC," said the spokesman,

"Finn is still in Alder Hey currently, but the good news is that the consultants are hopeful Finn will eventually be able to make a full recovery."

The efforts of club staff and bystanders on the night has also been praised.

"The club would also like to express our huge thanks to all those involved in helping on Wednesday," the spokesman continued. "We will be forever grateful to Ellesmere Rangers FC and their volunteers for not only assisting in calling for medical assistance, but for also ensuring the rest of our under 15 team were safe and being looked after.

"We would also like to say a big thank you to two of our club coaches, Katy Madeley and Mark Williams, who were unbelievable in their efforts to help Finn.

"Since Wednesday, the club has received a number of well wishes from local clubs, proving just how strong the local football community is.

"As well as the messages of support, a number of people have wished to make a donation to Finn and his family, to help them through what will no doubt be a challenging time ahead."

If anyone would like to make a donation, please contact Mark Madeley or Michael Starkey, or send your donation to the club and they will be able to forward the donation to Finns parents.