A DENBIGH Town FC footballer has undergone a kidney transplant, which will “likely” rule him out for the rest of the season.

Defender Harry Lockley was made aware that a kidney match had been found for him on the evening of October 16, and underwent surgery at 6am the next day.

Lockley said he is now “recovering in hospital”, and that the recovery is set to keep him out for the rest of the season.

The defender won Denbigh’s player of the month award just two months ago.

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In a post on social media, Lockley said: “In terms of my season unfortunately it’s likely to be over for me now, the aim for me is to be back and ready for next season.

“It’s a shame it’s come to an end this early on but I feel I can kick on and have a brighter future on the pitch and off it.

“Already can’t wait for the day I’m back on the pitch again in the near future – up the Town.”

A Denbigh Town spokesperson said: “Incredible news from an incredible player.

“Everyone at Denbigh Town will miss you on the pitch, but couldn’t be happier for you.

“You’ll be back and we’ll be with you every step.”