CHAMPIONS League winner Andrew Robertson has sent a message of support to Celtic hero Jackie McNamara following the 46-year-old’s health scare.
The former Hoops defender remains at Hull Royal Infirmary after collapsing near his home in York last week.
McNamara’s daughter Erin sent out a positive tweet, stating: “Thank you for the continued support for my dad, the past week has been so overwhelming for us as a family.
“He is making progress, but still has a long road to recovery. We are so thankful for all the care he’s received and remain positive.”
Robertson, a key man in Jurgen Klopp’s all-conquering Liverpool side, joined in with his backing for his former Dundee United manager who gave him his first-team debut at the age of 19 after signing him from Queen’s Park in 2013.
FOREVER GRATEFUL…Scots skipper Andrew Robertson’s tribute to Jack McNamara.
The Scotland international captain, speaking to BBC Scotland, said: “The news shook everyone, I think.
“He is a young guy, healthy, didn’t see signs of anything coming. I’ve spoken to his family, I wish them all the best and I wish him all the best.
“Hopefully, he can recover. He’s a good man and it’s not nice to see this happening. I know he’s a fighter and he’ll fight this like he fought in matches and fought as a manager. He’ll win this fight.”
McNamara and Robertson combined at Tannadice in his solitary season at the club before moving to Hull City in a £2.85million switch in the summer of 2014. The pair helped the club to a fourth-place top-flight finish and a Scottish Cup Final place.
The player added: “He took the leap of faith in me and gave me full-time football.
“Whatever way my career goes, I’ll always be thankful to him. I have a lot of time for him and that’s why it was tough to hear the news.”
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