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FOOTBALL - Leamington manager Holleran on the mend after operation

Aaron Sutcliffe 18th Jun, 2024 Updated: 18th Jun, 2024   0

LEAMINGTON manager Paul Holleran is recovering after undergoing surgery to remove prostate cancer at the start of the month, a club statement confirmed.

Holleran is recuperating at home on doctor’s orders following a successful operation but still expects to return to the dugout in time for the start of the 2024/25 season.

And the Brakes boss is urging all men in their late 40’s onwards to request a PSA test to help diagnose patients as early as possible.

Holleran said: “Firstly, I would like to thank all of my family, close friends and football family for all their support over the recent months since my diagnosis of prostate cancer. I have had exceptional treatment and care from all the staff at the Birmingham Queen Elizabeth Hospital and thankfully at home now being cared for by Mrs Holleran.

“I would like to urge all men from their late 40’s onwards to request a simple PSA blood test from your local GP, symptoms or no symptoms to help with early diagnosis.

“I would also like to pay special tribute to National League sponsors Vanarama as I can still remember their MANarama campaign for awareness of prostate cancer. At Leamington FC, we will hold another men’s health day this coming season.

“Finally, my recovery is going well and I’m looking forward to seeing the Leamington football family in pre-season.”

A club statement read: “In light of speculation regarding the health of manager Paul Holleran and him receiving many enquiries from within the football community and following discussions with the club, initiated by Paul, it has been decided to make a statement on what is a very personal matter for Paul.

“Paul advised the club almost three months ago that he had been diagnosed with prostate cancer and would be having an operation in very early June with a then yet to be determined course of treatment. The operation took place as scheduled and Paul is now recuperating at home, following doctor’s orders. He envisages being back in the dugout in time for the season ahead.

“It goes without saying that everyone within the club wishes Paul a speedy and most importantly a full recovery.”

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