FORMER Leeds United defender Dominic Matteo has revealed he has fully recovered from his brain tumour.

The 45-year-old, who is also club president at Bradford side Campion, had surgery in November to remove the growth and has undergone six months of rehabilitation.

Matteo revealed the news on Twitter today and thanked the staff at Leeds General Infirmary and St James’s Hospital.

“Yesterday I got THE phone call, the one I’ve been praying for... my brain scan is clear,” the former Scotland international tweeted.

“After 6 months of fear pain rehab surgery and treatment. I’m healthy! It feels unreal!

“The LGI &St James hospital saved my life. They were simply incredible. Thankyou will never be enough!”

Matteo, who represented Scotland six times, retired in 2007 after also representing Liverpool, Blackburn and Stoke.