Crocked stopper is in safe hands ...

Frickley Athletic's fans are raising funds to help crocked keeper Sebastian Malkowski after the injury he sustained in the club's EVO-STIK League victory at Cleethorpes before Christmas left him unable to work and support his young family.

Blues supporters stepped in to help over Christmas after their Polish stopper suffered an ACL tear in the club's 1-0 win at the Owls in EVO-STIK League South on Saturday 23 December.

With £1,160 raised by 31 supporters by 7pm on Saturday, the Blues are nearly 80 per cent of the way to reaching an initial fundraising target of £1,500 for the 28-year-old on the JustGiving charity crowdfunding site.

Malkowski signed a one year extension to his contract in August to keep him at Westfield Lane until May 2018 after arriving in 2016 and helping the Blues to a seventh-placed finish. Capped by Poland in 2011 in a match against Lithuania while playing for Lechia Gdansk, the keeper's previous clubs include Wisla Tczew, Olimpia Sztum, Bytovia Bytow and Zawisza Bydgoszcz.

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