FORMER Bradford (Park Avenue) attacker Omar Sanyang has thanked everyone for their incredible support after breaking his leg.

Sanyang, who played in the academies of both Bradford City and Leeds United, joined Avenue in November 2020, and was with them for the rest of the 2020/21 season, which was cut short due to Covid.

He joined Avenue's National League North rivals Darlington for this season, before heading off to NPL East Division side Pickering Town on dual-registration terms in December.

He scored a vital late winner to help Pickering beat fellow strugglers Tadcaster Albion on New Year's Day, but things went horribly wrong for him a month later.

On February 5, just before the half-hour mark in a league match at Ossett United, he went in for a 50-50 ball and had his right leg broken in the subsequent challenge.

But Pickering moved quickly to support their stricken forward, with club treasurer Mike Sturgess setting up a JustGiving page.

The club were hoping to raise £500 to support Sanyang in his recovery, as not only will he not be playing football for the foreseeable future, he has had to temporarily give up his job as a delivery driver.

But the total has soared well beyond that already, with nearly £1,100 raised at the time of writing by 46 donators.

Sanyang is grateful for the support, and tweeted:

To give your money to the cause, please follow this link here: