A RUISLIP FOOTBALL fan had a dream day as he joined his favourite team at their training ground.
James Morgan, from Ruislip, is a Queen’s Park Rangers fan, and was treated to lunch with the players and signed boots from his favourite player, midfielder Adel Taarabt.
The 16-year-old recently had major spinal surgery at Great Ormond Street Hospital for scoliosis, a condition when a person’s spine is curved. It was his 12th operation.
When QPR found out about James’s battle against the condition they decided they wanted to help put a smile on his face.
The teenager and his family were invited along to the west London club’s training ground at the Imperial College Sports Ground in Sipson Lane, Harlington on Thursday last week.
After meeting the players at his favourite club, James attended a press conference with manager Harry Redknapp, who made some time for a photo with the fan afterwards.
Mr Redknapp told The Gazette on the day: “That’s what we’re here for, to bring something into peoples lives.
“It’s all about fans, and if we can give something back as footballers then that’s great.”
James's dad, Lee, said: “The club were brilliant. They asked us to come along and the players spent loads of time with James, they were all really friendly and approachable.
“We can’t thank them enough, it was a superb day, and James was given a shirt signed by all the players as well. They did a lot for him.”