Unfortunately Hitchin’s popular kit manager Derek Barker suffered a heart attack yesterday (Thursday). He is currently recovering in hospital and everyone at Hitchin Town FootballClub sends ‘Del Boy’ their best wishes and hopes he makes a full recovery.

Del Boy has become a key member of Mark Burke’s backroom staff in recent years and we look forward to him being able to return to a job that he does so efficiently and that he so enjoys doing.

Roy Izzard

The latest news I have from Karen, his daughter, is that he is recovering well but will require further surgery.

He is at The Lister Hospital and he is allowed visitors. Unfortunately, he is being moved to a ward later today, so once I know more I will update this posting.

I just hope he enjoys the cheese & pickle roll that Karen is taking him later!

Nick Sopowski – Latest update as at 15.00

Good news Dad should be home tomorrow or Sunday! Much better today talking and he’s managed to walk with a frame so that’s good