Scott Parker: "The support we give Brooksy is going to be pivotal to recovery"

Saturday is the club's first home game since David Brooks announced he was diagnosed with Stage II Hodgkin Lymphoma and Scott Parker spoke about the club and fans being able to show their support come gameday.

AFC Bournemouth press conference | By Courtney HIll

AFC Bournemouth host Huddersfield this weekend as they look to continue their fine start to the Championship campaign in front of their home fans who will get their first opportunity to show their support for David Brooks.

The Welsh International announced he has been diagnosed with Stage II Hodgkin Lymphoma last week and this Saturday's visit of the Terrier's will be the first home game since the announcement and a chance for the fans, and club to show their support at Vitality Stadium.

Speaking ahead of the game, Bournemouth head coach, Scott Parker said: "It's massive, I think that's fair to say really.

"A full house here and like I have said before, the support we give Brooksy is going to be pivotal to recovery and him getting back to where he needs to be."

The club have dedicated the matchday programme to Brooks and there will be a moment of applause seven minutes into the game, which represents the shirt the Welshman wears at the club.

"Parker added: "Seven minutes, come the weekend, is going to be the first time that we as a football clud, and the fans can show their support and what Brooksy means to us and the support behind him - it will be a good moment."

As well as the moment of appluase their wil also be messages from players and fans broacdcast on the big screens ahead of kick-off as everyone wishes teh winger a speedy recovery.


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