BARNSLEY FC paid tribute to former captain Angus MacDonald after he revealed he has been diagnosed with bowel cancer.

The 26-year-old, now at Hull City, played 54 games for the Reds, scoring twice including a memorable injury-time equaliser against Sheffield Wednesday.

The club’s official Twitter sent MacDonald ‘best wishes and love’, and the defender’s partner, X Factor winner and chart-topping singer Alexandra Burke has also shared a message of support on social media.

Writing on her Instagram, the 31-year-old said she was ‘forever by his side’ as MacDonald vowed to battle the illness ‘head on’.