SHAW Lane AFC have announced the tragic loss of their defender Daniel Wilkinson, who collapsed on the pitch last night.

The devastating incident occurred when the team were playing Brighouse Town FC last night in the Doodson Cup.

The non-league footballer was described as a ‘lovely lad and a top defender.’

Chairman, Craig Wood said: “Our thoughts and prayers are with him family and friends at this time. The club would like to thank everyone for their heartfelt messages, and thoughts that we have received throughout the night. There are no more words at this time.”