Gosset vows to play again after blood cancer diagnosis

Bala Town FC

A footballer has vowed to resume his playing career after announcing he has a type of blood cancer.

Danny Gosset from Bangor was diagnosed last month with non-Hodgkin lymphoma, after he started noticing symptoms over the summer.

The Bala Town midfielder is currently undergoing treatement at Manchester’s Christie Hospital.

His announcement prompted a wave of goodwill messages on social media from clubs, players and Cymru Premier chiefs.

In a statement released via the Lakesiders, Gosset said he counted himself lucky to get the ”best possible care” to overcome the condition.

”The support I’ve received since the diagnosis has been incredible and I’m truly grateful to everyone who has been in contact.”

”During the Europa League play-offs, I suspected something was wrong as I was suffering from an unusual pain in my left leg. After weeks of rest during the close season, unfortunately, nothing changed.”

”I would like to thank Ffiona Evans, our physiotherapist at Bala CPD, for encouraging me to have further tests. This encouragement led to the diagnosis.”

”A massive thank you also to everyone at Bala Town, from the manager and players to all the staff for their support over these past few months. I’m proud to be part of this special club and will do everything in my power to be back on the pitch at Maes Tegid as soon as possible.”

Gosset (24) joined Bala Town in August 2018 after two years with Bangor City. He spent part of last season on loan at Cefn Druids, appearing in a total of 33 WPL games for both the Lakesiders and the Ancients.

He started his career in the youth ranks at Oldham Athletic in 2008, where he made two first-team appearances before being sent out on loan at Stockport County during the 2013-14 season.

After six years with the Latics, Gosset broke into Welsh Premier football, joining Rhyl in November 2014 – where he scored two goals – before switching to The New Saints ten months later.

In March 2018, he formed part of the Wales ‘C’ squad who took an England ‘C’ side featuring young National League players.

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