Grecians' star Simpson closing in on first-team return following leg break...

EXETER City striker, Robbie Simpson, has given a pair of his boots to the fan who supported him through his rehabilitation from a broken leg by Tweeting a picture of him every day for 241 days.

Simpson sustained the injury in February 2017 and has recently turned out for the reserves – scoring with his first touch – as he plots his first-team return.

“I think it annoyed quite a few people – waking up to a Tweet from him every day and seeing a picture of me,” Simpson told “It is a bit weird, I guess, but fair play to him. I really appreciated that support so I thought I’d give him a pair of boots.

“There have been plenty of really good wishes from fans, I can’t thank them enough. I really appreciate that and the support I have had over the past year.”

This article first appeared in the Independent. To get the latest articles when they appear, buy the print edition every Sunday or subscribe to our online edition HERE.