England and Manchester City midfielder, Jack Grealish, has sent a video message of support to a keen young footballer at Doncaster School for the Deaf.

Plamen Ivanov, is a keen footballer and a huge Manchester City fan who was thrilled to receive the video message of support from Jack.

A recent injury has meant that Plamen will be out of the game for a while and is having to make do with watching his beloved game rather than playing as he awaits an operation on his knee.

The Deaf youngster was over the moon to receive the video message from his hero.

He said: “I was so pleased to see the video from Jack, it was so lovely of him to take the time to send it to me and it meant the world.

“When I have my knee operation, I’ll have to have physio for at least six months, so I’ll be watching rather than playing football. I hope to be able to play again as it is my real passion.”

Nicola Mawson, from Doncaster Elite Football Academy got in touch with Jack and told him about Plamen and both Plamen and the school want to say a huge thank you to her for arranging the message.

Jane Goodman, headteacher from Doncaster School for the Deaf said: “We want to say a big thank you to Nicola and Jack for this message.

“Plamen is a great footballer, and this has really lifted his spirits. We are all hoping for a quick recovery for him and return to sports.”