WELL-WISHERS have raised more than £10,000 for a footballer who suffered a serious stroke.

Aaron Field, who plays for Oxfordshire Senior League side Cropredy, was discovered on his hotel room floor by a friend last Saturday and is currently in a critical condition in hospital.

His brother Kyle launched a fundraising drive for the 30-year-old, who is expecting his first child in November.

By yesterday afternoon, just over £10,500 had been pledged to a gofundme page set up to support Field and his fiancee, Erin.

Kyle wrote on the page: “Aaron has so many people that love him and care about him, with friends far and wide.

“I’m sure this will reflect in what we are trying to do and raise these funds to support Aaron and his fiancé in anything they may need.”

Kyle has boosted the total by auctioning off a host of sporting memorabilia, including a football signed by former Everton and Wales goalkeeper Neville Southall.

Meanwhile, Cropredy have played their part, with their

first-team squad pledging £500 from last season’s fines pot to the fund.

Their hosts for a pre-season friendly on Tuesday, Moreton Rangers, also donated a percentage of the gate receipts from the match.