AFC Fylde can now provide the following update to supporters about the absence of Danny Philliskirk in recent weeks, with the midfielder returning to training this week.  

Recently, Manager Jim Bentley confirmed that Danny was missing due to family reasons, and with the approval of Danny, the Club can confirm to supporters the reasons behind his absence. 

Danny’s daughter was taken ill several weeks ago, and after recent tests carried out by consultants, a diagnosis of Hepatoblasma, cancer in both the liver and lungs, was given. Treatment has begun immediately in the hope of a quick and swift recovery.

Philliskirk has returned to training this week with a view to being back in contention for the Boxing Day fixture against Chorley at Mill Farm. 

The Club will fully support Danny, his daughter and family during this difficult period, and everyone at Mill Farm sends their best wishes to Danny and his family.