West Brom keeper shows support for NHS

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West Brom goalkeeper Sam Johnstone – Credit Getty images)

West Bromwich Albion goalkeeper Sam Johnstone has been doing his bit to aid the NHS by distributing meals and drinks across his hometown Preston.

Johnstone is keen to help out NHS workers who are fighting the Covid-19 crisis and has teamed up with two friends to prepare and distribute the meals.

“Preston is my hometown and I am proud of where i’m from,” Johnstone said.

“I wanted to help local nurses, care home workers, midwives, emergency services and key workers in the area so they didn’t have to worry about going to the shops after working long shifts.

“One of my friends owns Smart Fitness and another owns Real Food Co both local businesses and wanted to help out.”

Johnstone’s friend Graham is a chef who has been preparing the meals, while gym owner Andy is in charge of delivery.

Some of Johnstone’s Albion teammates have also been doing their bit to help lift spirits during the crisis, with Jake Livermore, Chris Brunt, Charlie Austin, Romaine Sawyers to name a few, who have made surprise phone calls to fans.

West Brom Supporters club chairman John Homer said: “Its an admirable gesture and wonderful initiative from Sam and the other lads.

“We all need to get together to help do our bit so when players at the top level take the time to chip in it puts across a good image for the game.

“Myself, Chris Brunt and some of the other players have been phoning season ticket holders over 70 and just asking how they’re doing, and i know for a fact that are thrilled to hear that.”

West Brom fans will no doubt be keen to see their team back in action as soon as possible to continue their push for promotion back to the Premier League.

Albion sit 2nd in the Championship table, just one point behind leaders Leeds United.

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