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The touching reason footballer Josh Coburn has shaved his head

20 January 2023  |  Jill Lundberg  |  Posted in:

Striker and alumnus Josh Coburn, who is currently on loan to Bristol Rovers from Middlesbrough FC, has shaved his head. However, the reason is more touching than simply being a fashion statement. Josh, who is thriving during his time with Bristol Rovers, is showing support and raising awareness after his team-mate, Nick Anderton, was diagnosed with cancer.

Anderton was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in his femur and had an operation in October. The club chose 16th January to go bald in honour of Anderton’s squad number 16, with Coburn braving the shave along with all of his team-mates, manager Joey Barton, and other club employees with the aim was to raise awareness and money for the 26-year-old, who it’s said is unlikely to play again.

You can find out more about Josh and the progress he is making at Bristol Rovers here.

(Photo credit Image: Will Cooper/JMP)

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