KEIGHLEY Cougars have issued a statement on behalf of well-respected club director Mike Smith, after he was badly injured during an aggravated burglary at his home.

The statement reads: "At the end of November 2021, whilst at home with his wife Judith, Mike was attacked by an intruder during an aggravated burglary and sustained a serious head injury.

"He has spent many weeks at Leeds General Infirmary and has recently been moved to Airedale Hospital to begin his rehabilitation.

"At present, there is restricted, family only visiting but we will keep you updated on his progress.

"We would like to thank everyone who has sent well wishes and messages of support which have been a great comfort to our family.

"We have passed on all these lovely messages to Mike and they have been very warmly received.

"If you have any information regarding this incident which could help police with their enquiries please contact Bradford CID on 101 quoting ref. 13210617209."