Players and teams rally round for Newmarket Town’s Luke Butcher
- Credit: James Ager
TEAM-MATES and opponents are rallying round in aid of stricken Newmarket Town midfielder Luke Butcher.
The 23-year-old broke his right shin in the match against Saffron Walden, which was abandoned and is to be replayed tomorrow evening, a week ago on Saturday.
Newmarket joint manager Kevin Grainger said: “Luke is a self-employed roofer and will be off work for at least six months.
“Our players are donating the wages from their last five games of the season, which is a fantastic gesture, while the club’s entrance money from our game against Cambridge University Press will be donated to Luke, and we are also arranging a charity match against Lakenheath, who he previously played for, on his behalf.”
Butcher’s team-mate Paul Betson said: “Luke has been one of our best players this season. He is right up there as a ball winner. We wish him all the best with his recovery.”