Leeds United legend Terry Cooper is recuperating at his home in Tenerife following bowel cancer surgery.
Terry’s son, Mark, boss of Swindon, revealed after his side’s win over Bristol City on Saturday that his thoughts were immediately with his dad.
Mark spent the last international break at his father’s hospital bedside, with Terry in intensive care for a spell after the operation, thankfully a success.
Cooper said: “He’s back home and just about on a level now where he can focus and talk. He was in intensive care for 10 days and has had that many drugs.
“It was fortunate that when he was at his most critical, it was the international break. We had three players called up then, so we had the weekend off and I managed to get out there for four days.
“The doctors said it was touch and go. I had to get there. He was in intensive care the whole time, it wasn’t nice.
“Thankfully, they say the operations have been successful and he’s clear now and will keep recovering.”