Leo leads out Latics

Date published: 11 July 2014

FOOTBALL fanatic Leo Stott just could not stop beaming last night as he led his beloved Latics out on to the pitch for their first pre-season friendly.

The two-year-old was diagnosed with cerebral palsy a year ago and he needs a frame to walk. But the plucky toddler never lets his condition get him down and his smile stretched from ear to ear as he took to the pitch at Tameside Stadium as Latics took on Curzon Ashton.

After he had shaken hands with players from both teams, Leo watched the game from the dug-out where he got a cracking view of his team’s eight goals.

Leo’s family are trying to raise £45,000 for specialist surgery to loosen his muscles. Bucket collections were held with generous football fans contributing £900.