Bristol Rovers will be hosting a testimonial game for former Vale winger Lewis Haldane on May 18th at the Memorial Ground.
Haldane, who spent eight years at Bristol Rovers before joining Vale in 2010, was sadly forced to retire earlier this season after failing to recover from a double fracture of his leg.
The 27 year-old received his freak injury whilst playing for Vale in a Johnstones Paints tie against Tranmere Rovers. Haldane jumped for a header but landed awkwardly. He was given oxygen and treated for at least five minutes before the leg was put in a brace and he was taken to a nearby hospital.
Despite a lengthy attempt to regain full fitness, the popular winger was forced to retire in October after failing to recover full fitness.
The testimonial match will feature a team of Bristol Rover “Legends” taking on the current Rovers side. There will also be a number of other fundraising initiatives including several signed shirts being auctioned.
Club: Games | Goals
Bristol Rov: 106+108 | 21
Forest Green: 9+4 | 0
Oxford Utd: 37+9 | 3
Port Vale: 50+25 | 4
TOTAL: 202+146 | 28