McClaren pays tribute to ex Newcastle goalkeeper Srnicek

Date published: Tuesday 22nd December 2015 4:19

Pavel Srnicek: Former Newcastle United goalkeeper has passed away

Newcastle United manager Steve McClaren has paid tribute to former Magpies goalkeeper Pavel Srnicek.

The 47-year-old is currently in an induced coma in his native county after collapsing while out running.

Srnicek remains a fans favourite on Tyneside and his family has been inundated by best wishes from fans, and McClaren added his during his pre-match press conference on Tuesday afternoon.

He said: “It’s sad news, sad news. What a character – I remember him and he is really, really well-liked and loved by the Newcastle fans.

“People have sent me through some great stories about him and his love for the club, and it’s a real shame. Our thoughts go out to his family and friends, everybody who surrounds him, and we just hope for a recovery for Pavel.”

Srnicek, a 49-times-capped Czech Republic international, remains in a critical but stable condition.

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