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Luther Blissett sends ‘best wishes’ to Binfield FC youngster after ankle break

Former England and Watford legend Luther Blissett sent a tweet to youngster Jake Rafferty on Thursday following the Binfield right-back’s serious ankle injury sustained during the Allied Counties Youth League tie with Knaphill at Stubbs Lane.

Blissett – who earned 14 caps for England and played for the Hornets and AC Milan during a playing career that spanned nearly 20 years – tweeted Binfield first team manager Roger Herridge and included Rafferty’s twitter handle @jrafferty0 in the tweet.

‘Bliss’ – currently involved off the field at Hellenic Premier side Burnham – was one of many well wishers who have posted on social media.

Related: See all the Binfield youth fixtures and results on our Allied Counties South Division page here

The Binfield youth assistant manager Mark Poole tweeted ‘All the best Jack, heard is was break and dislocation, so I hope you are okay now. Fingers crossed for a speedy recovery!!’

Herridge followed up his original tweet.

And there were further posts from the local footballing fraternity including Bracknell Town’s youth team account and Binfield first team captain Alex Luis.

Rafferty has also received messages of support from club mates at Stubbs Lane.

All of us at FootballinBracknell would like to wish Jack a quick recovery – particularly in light of starting the season so positively.

Main image: Via @binfieldacyouth

Tom Canning

Tom is the co-editor of FootballinBracknell. He has played at the lowest possible level of football. In real life Tom works for Trinity Mirror. Manager of Binfield Ladies in the Thames Valley Women's League.


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