Young fan James returns to Macron Stadium following cancer treatment

Eleven-year-old supporter attends recent home game against Preston as a special guest of the club

Young Bolton Wanderers supporter James Holcroft was a special guest of the club for Saturday’s game against Preston North End at Macron Stadium.
James, now aged 11, was being treated for leukaemia back in October at The Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, during which he also received a visit from Neil Lennon, and has just finished his delayed intensification treatment following his diagnosis in July.
On Saturday afternoon James, his father David and granddad Joseph were special guests of the club. Ahead of kick off they were welcomed into the players’ dressing room to meet the squad.
“It was great to see James back at the stadium on Saturday,” club captain Darren Pratley said. “A few of the lads were talking about James’ situation when we initially heard about his operation.
“It was nice to welcome James and his family ahead of the Preston game and hopefully he will continue to make a positive recovery.”

James’ father David said: “Thank you to everyone associated with Bolton Wanderers for their continued support and best wishes for James as he continues to make good progress with his treatment and physiotherapy.

“Saturday was a great experience for us and particularly James. It was great to see the players and meet the staff again. Everyone made us very welcome, signing autographs and posing for photographs with James. It was very much appreciated.”

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