A FUNDRAISING appeal launched on behalf of former Gala Fairydean Rovers player Scott Taylor Mackenzie who suffered serious injuries following a choking accident at his home last week has passed the £15,000 mark.

The 26-year-old underwent a lifesaving 10-hour operation last weekend and was put into an induced coma.

He has since came out of the coma to start his period of recovery.

And since then he has been inundated with messages of support.

Former team mate at Netherdale Zander Murray tweeted his support as did former clubs Gala Fairydean Rovers,  Berwick Rangers and current club Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale where he is captain.

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Gala Fairydean Rovers chairman Ryan Cass said: “I’ve kept in touch with Scott who was such a big character during his time at the club. Everyone at Gala Fairydean Rovers sends our best wishes to him and we are all praying for his swift recovery.”



Former Vale of Leithen boss Joe Murray who was a team mate of Scott at Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale said: “Scott is an absolute winner and a fighter who always shows a great determination and hopefully he will be back playing soon. I’d like to send him my best wishes for a quick recovery.”

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Mackenzie is a joiner and was about to start with a new company so money raised will help to support him and his family financially during the difficult times ahead.

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