Former Rangers and England footballer Trevor Francis inheart scare

FORMER Rangers foot-baller and England international Trevor Francis was recovering in hospital yesterday after suffering a suspected heart attack.

Francis, 57, who was Britain’s first £1 million footballer, was taken ill on Friday and is recovering in Birmingham Heartlands Hospital.

A spokesman for Birmingham, an npower Championship club wished him a “speedy recovery”.

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A statement on its website said: “Everybody at Birmingham City FC would like to send our best wishes to club legend Trevor Francis following news that he is recovering from a suspected heart attack.

“The former Blues striker and manager is much loved by everybody associated with the club and we’d like to wish Trevor a speedy recovery.”

Francis played for the Blues between 1971 and 1979 before becoming Britain’s first £1m player when he joined Nottingham Forest.

He went on to play for Manchester City, Sampdoria, Atalanta and Rangers.

He also managed Birmingham between 1996 and 2001.