BARNSLEY’S beloved head of ticketing Beth Sefton will be able to return home in the new year following a nine-month hospital stay, should all remain positive until then.

In February this year, Beth underwent emergency hospital treatment in a bid to save her life.

Fans have manage to raise more than £2,700 for her family through a fundraiser, which is still live on the Barnsley FC website, and there might finally be ‘light at the end of the tunnel’.

Her husband, Kieron, said: “This has been a long and hard year for all of us, and especially for Beth who has now been in various hospitals for nine months.

“She has had a number of setbacks in recent months and we’ve had some more major scares, but she’s now on the up again and has resumed her rehabilitation.

“We all hope the next stop for her will be home.

“If things continue to go well, we expect her to be able to return home early in the new year, but the full extent of her recovery might not be clear for some time yet.

“Everyone knows Beth as a fun and outgoing person with a strong sense of community, always helpful and always kind.

“We’re all praying for her to be able to return to a life full of friends and laughter at the end of this journey.

“We’re grateful to all the doctors, nurses, and other NHS staff who have worked hard to get this far, and we thank everyone at BFC including supporters for their support and best wishes.”