Newcastle boss Steve McClaren sends Pavel Srnicek best wishes after heart attack

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Head coach Steve McClaren has voiced his support for former Newcastle keeper Pavel Srnicek as he fights for his life after suffering a cardiac arrest.

The 47-year-old is currently in an induced coma in his native county after collapsing while out running.

Srnicek remains a fans favourite on Tyneside and his family has been inundated by best wishes from fans, and McClaren added his during his pre-match press conference on Tuesday afternoon.

He said: "It's sad news, sad news. What a character - I remember him and he is really, really well-liked and loved by the Newcastle fans.

"People have sent me through some great stories about him and his love for the club, and it's a real shame. Our thoughts go out to his family and friends, everybody who surrounds him, and we just hope for a recovery for Pavel."

Srnicek, a 49-times-capped Czech Republic international, remains in a critical but stable condition.