MOSSLEY’S PLAYERS have donated one week’s wages to team-mate Callum Warburton who sustained a horrific double break of his right leg that forced the abandonment of the Manchester Premier Cup tie at Hyde United.
And when the game in replayed on Tuesday, October 25, Hyde will give all the gate money to the 27-year-old who has a young family.
Mossley are also holding a race night for Warburton after the home game against Burscough on Saturday, November 12.
The tough-tackling midfielder, who joint manager Peter Band describes as “our Roy Keane”, broke his fibia and tibia following a challenge for a 50/50 ball.
After a lengthy stoppage, last Tuesday’s match was abandoned and Warburton was taken to Tameside Hospital.
It was four days before his leg had stabilised enough for surgery to take place when a steel rod was inserted to help the leg mend.
Band said: “I have been to see Callum and the operation went well. He has been told me might be able to do some light jogging by January.
“He will be a big loss as he was playing really well. He was named man of the match at Brighouse the week before and before getting injured at Hyde had scored a worldy from 35 yards.”
Warburton began his career as a trainee at Rochdale where he made four first-team appearances having had two years as a professional.
He has since played non-league for Kendal Town, Stalybridge Celtic and New Mills before arriving at Mossley.