Former Rovers defender Kevin Austin has been in touch with another of his former clubs, Swansea City, to stress that he is not terminally ill as several reports had stated in the last day or so.
Kevin has confirmed that he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer last June and has started treatment, which has helped stabilise his condition.
He was keen to stress that Austin contacted Swansea City to inform fans that his cancer is under control and that doctors are happy with his condition.
Currently a member of Scunthorpe United’s Academy set up, Kevin told the Swansea website; “I appreciate the nice messages coming from supporters and all the clubs I have played for, but I needed to let people know that the rumours being spread just aren’t true.
“I have pancreatic cancer, but my doctors have said they are happy with the way things are going and it is under control.
“My family is in a good place too, and I just wanted people to know the truth.”
We would like to apologise to Kevin and his family for any distress our post on social media might have caused and we wish him well during his treatment and will be happy to help him and his family at any time.