Toshack thanks fans for Jack support

5th February
Under-23s

Swansea City Under-23s' coach Cameron Toshack has thanked the Jack Army for their support of midfielder Jack Evans.

Young midfielder Evans was diagnosed with cancer last summer and received treatment at the Teenage Cancer Trust’s unit in the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff.

The 20-year-old has helped raise money for the Trust and supporters were able to make a donation towards the charity during the under-23s’ Premier League 2 clash with Everton on Monday.

Despite his absence, Evans remains very much in the thoughts of the development side, with his shirt taking pride of place in the dressing room for every game courtesy of kit man Shaun Baggridge.

Toshack was thankful for the support shown for the midfielder by the Swans fanbase, and he is looking forward to seeing Evans back in the academy fold.

“The support means a lot to me, Gary Richards and the team,” the under-23's coach said.

“It’s great to see people turn up, put their hands in their pockets and contribute to what is a very worthy fund.

“We’ve stayed in close contact with Jack to see how he’s been getting on throughout his illness. 

“He’s always with us. Shaun always brings his shirt wherever we play and hangs it up in the dressing room – both home and away. He remains a key part of our group. 

“I saw him a few days ago and he looks really well. The most important thing is that he’s through the worst of it and we’re looking forward to seeing him soon.”

Supporters will be also be able to donate to the Teenage Cancer Trust when the under-23s next play at home against West Ham (Monday, March 11) and Tottenham (Monday, April 15).

Both games will be held at the Liberty and will kick-off at 7pm.