Hillsborough families helped

Copies of a football thriller written by former manager of The Steelmen, Mike Bearcroft, to help raise funds for the families of those killed and injured in the Hillsborough tragedy are on sale.

Mr Bearcroft, now an author, was a junior player and goalkeeper with Sheffield United FC and later became chairman of Corby Town Football Club and sponsor of Rothwell Town and Kettering Town.

He described the book, Dangerous Score, as a rollercoaster ride of football, mystery, love, crime and even more football.

It tells the story of a rising young footballer whose life and career is threatened when he is linked with the disappearance of a young woman.

Mr Bearcroft is donating a percentage of his royalties to the Hillsborough Family Support Group.

He said: “I’ve always had a deep admiration for the Hillsborough Families Support Group and have forged strong links with them over the years. It seemed fitting that the group should benefit from the sale of the book.”

The Hillsborough Families Support Group was formed in the wake of the tragedy at the Sheffield Stadium back in 1989.

Members of the support group attended the official launch of Dangerous Score at Goodison Park last month.

Now readers can snap up copies of the thriller via the group’s website at www.hfsg.co.uk.

Dangerous Score is published in paperback by Dynasty Press and costs £8.99. It is also available through the Amazon and Tesco websites.