(Pictured during the 3-0 defeat against Southampton on 7/1/1996 in the 3rd round of the F.A. Cup.)
|CLUB HISTORY |
|Manchester Utd.:||1984-1985||Played||0||Scored||0||goals||(Division 1)|
|Free transfer on 15/8/1986|
|Swindon Town:||1986-1987||Played||9||Scored||0||goals||(Division 3)|
|Torquay Utd.:||1986-1987||Played||24||Scored||4||goals||(Division 4)|
|Swindon Town:||1987-1988||Played||8||Scored||0||goals||(Division 2)|
|Transferred on 13/12/1990 for £1, 000, 000|
|Aston Villa:||1991-1992||Played||0||Scored||0||goals||(Division 1)|
|Transferred on 17/2/1992 for £400, 000|
Transferred to Wigan Athletic on 9/12/1999 for £250, 000
Published in the News on Tuesday 23 October 2012
POMPEY youth development coach Alan McLoughlin says he will stay positive after undergoing a potentially life-saving operation to remove a kidney.
The coach, known as ‘Macca’ among fans and the football world, had the kidney removed last week after a tumour was discovered.
Macca, who made more than 300 appearances for Pompey in midfield, told The Irish Sun he discovered there was a problem when passing blood while going to toilet.
He underwent surgery at Bristol Hospital and his surgeon is confident the procedure will win the battle.
The 45-year-old said: ‘We hope everything will be okay but it could come back and I will have to deal with that if it does.
‘The surgeons are happy that the indications are it was just within my kidney but that doesn’t mean I am out of the woods.
‘There are no guarantees but I have given myself the best chance possible by acting straight away on this.
‘I wanted the kidney out of me as quickly as possible and while I don’t have private health cover, I’m lucky that it was done quickly.
‘I am positive and we will stay positive.’