MICKEY THOMAS has been given the all clear following cancer treatment.

Earlier this year, the former Wrexham player Mickey Thomas was diagnosed with stomach cancer in January.

After months of treatment, and an extensive operation to remove a tumour from his oesophagus, he has now been given the all-clear.

Speaking to The Leader, Mickey said he hopes he can be an inspirational to the many others currently fighting the disease.

He said: “I’m very happy to have been given the all clear for now, it’s been a horrific journey up to this point, a real nightmare of a time.

“It’s been full of ups and downs, and I’ve still got some time to go as I’ve been told there’s no guarantee that it won’t come back, and doctor’s have said it’ll be nine to twelve months before I’m back in the condition that I was before, but right now, I’m happy to be on the mend.

“I was given the all clear a few weeks ago after a massive operation which took over six hours to complete. Once it was over though, I was told that they managed to get it all out in one go.

“I hope that my story, that my journey will inspire other people because there are so many people fighting this horrible disease up and down the country, and I hope that this shows them to never stop fighting and to keep going because you can beat it.”

Thomas, 64, made 264 appearances in two spells for the Reds and scored one of the most memorable goals in FA Cup history as his stunning free kick was the catalyst to a huge Third Round upset as Wrexham came from behind to beat Arsenal in 1992.

A Go Fund Me page was set up in order to help cover his living and travel expenses, plus some of the medical expenses related to the treatments he required, and donations continue to roll in, with the current total standing at £23,070.

He went on to thank everyone who has sent him their best wishes, saying: “I’ve been absolutely overwhelmed by the amount of support I’ve received during the treatment.

“If I tried to thank everyone, I’d be thanking at least 3,000 people off the top of my head, I’ve had people from al over the world getting in touch and it’s been very moving.

“I’ve been in contact with Joey Jones a lot throughout the treatment as well as Sir Alex Ferguson, and I can’t thank them enough for their support.

“The fanbase of Wrexham have also been especially supportive, it’s given me the drive, determination and inspirational to carry on fighting.”