BRISTOL ROVERS players have shaven their heads in support of team-mate Nick Anderson, who has an aggressive form of bone cancer.
The 26-year-old was diagnosed in July and underwent a successful operation to remove a tumour in October.
But Bristol Rovers confirmed before Christmas that following the surgery, the biopsy revealed the tumour was more aggressive than first thought, meaning Anderton is currently having chemotherapy.
The treatment is expected to last several months.
And the squad and manager Joey Barton have rallied around by deciding to go bald.
The club’s official Twitter account posted a photo of the squad with their new haircuts.
The caption said: “📸 Bristol Razors 2022/23. #BristolRovers.”
Captain Paul Coutts added: “We’ve always been as one in support of Nick.”
“In the blink of an eye, his world’s been turned upside down and this is another way that we can help raise awareness of his condition and raise valuable funds for him and his young family at the same time.”
Back in December, Anderton admitted: “The support that I’ve received on social media, I’ve had mail sent to my house, emails from past clubs I’ve been at, their supporters groups and clubs from the Premier League down to League Two have sent me signed shirts.
“It’s just been amazing.”
“When that many people are thinking of you, it gives you another boost.”
A GoFundMe page was set up by Bristol Rovers last week with more than £30,000 raised in less than two weeks.