Footballer, 31, dies of cancer
IPSWICH Town’s Carling Cup opponents Exeter City have announced the death of one of their players.
Striker Adam Stansfield, 31, died yesterday after a battle with bowel cancer. The news came as Exeter lost 3-2 to a young Ipswich side in the first round of the Carling Cup last night.
Stansfield was diagnosed with bowel cancer in April following a series of tests for an abdominal complaint.
The former Yeovil and Hereford player scored seven goals in 19 appearances for Exeter last season.
In a statement last night, Exeter City said: “It is with great sadness that Exeter City Football Club have to confirm the news that Adam Stansfield passed away this evening,”
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“Our thoughts are with his wife, family and friends at this time.”
A statement from the Football League added: “Everyone connected with the Football League would like to express its deepest sympathy to Adam’s family and friends.”
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