Former Bourne Town FC captain Kris Jones is in critical condition in hospital after a road accident.
Mr Jones, who is currently manager of Sleaford Town, is in intensive care at Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham, following a serious collision on the A1 on Monday evening.
Bourne Town secretary Bob Lambert said the club was “devastated” to hear about the accident.
He added: “All we can say is that we wish him a speedy recovery. We were all saddened to hear what happened.
“He’s a great guy. It’s terrible news.”
Mr Jones played as a defender for Bourne Town during the late 1990s and early 2000s. He was captain for several seasons.
Mr Lambert said: “When he was with us he served us well. He always gave 100 per cent and had a smile on his face.”
Bourne Town’s Twitter account, @TheWakes2013, posted today (Wednesday): “Thoughts with Kris’ family from us all. Battle hard like you used to for us mate. We’re with you.”
Sleaford Town posted a statement on its website reading: “All the thoughts and prayers of everyone at the football club are with Kris and his family at this difficult and trying time and we request that their privacy is respected.
“As a result of this situation the club has requested to the league that Saturday’s game against AFC Rushden and Diamonds be postponed, which the league has agreed to.”