FORMER City striker Charlie Wyke is in a stable condition in hospital after collapsing in training.

His club Wigan revealed that the 28-year-old is being monitored following his collapse earlier in the week.

Wyke, who left Valley Parade for Sunderland in 2018, is communicating with family and staff.

He missed Wigan’s draw at Cambridge on Tuesday with the club saying it was due to illness.

Wyke has scored five goals in 15 appearances this season since his summer move to the Latics.

Wigan chief executive Mal Brannigan said: "We would like to place on record our sincere appreciation to all of the staff within the NHS who, within what we know are challenging times, were excellent in their response and subsequent care for Charlie, working together with our medical team.

"Clearly this news will cause alarm, though we would politely request the privacy of Charlie and his family is respected."

Wyke scored 23 goals in 62 games in his 18 months with City.