Former Pools assistant Kevin Sheedy given ‘all clear’ after cancer surgery

FORMER Hartlepool United assistant manager Kevin Sheedy has been given the ‘all clear’ after successful bowel cancer surgery.

The ex-Everton midfielder – who was No.2 to Mike Newell at Victoria Park - believes early detection saved his life after surgery to treat his cancer was deemed a success.

“My life has been saved through early detection. I would like to thank everybody who sent me messages of support,” said the 52-year-old.

“I would strongly urge anybody who has concerns to go immediately to their GP.

“I am told that over 90% who are diagnosed at the earliest stage are successfully treated.

“Don’t be embarrassed to go otherwise you could die of that embarrassment.”