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Declan Rice sends classy message to injured non league star who shone against West Ham

Hammers ace Declan Rice has sent a classy message to an injured non league star who shone against West Ham in the FA Cup.

There is no doubt who stole the show when West Ham scraped a fortunate 2-1 comeback win against National League North side Kidderminster Harriers in that FA Cup match a few weeks ago.

West Ham had used the match to give their talisman Rice a well earned rest.

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But he was needed to rescue the Premier League Hammers against a team six divisions below them with an unforgettable last gasp goal.

Kidderminster won a lot of friends with their performance that day.

One of their star players in the game against West Ham was defender Matt Preston.

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He put in a man of the match display as his side looked set to cause one of the biggest shocks of all time.

So the football world rallied on social media at the weekend when it was announced Kidderminster’s game against Alfreton Town had been abandoned due to a serious injury to Preston.

The defender was rushed to hospital for treatment.

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And his club issued an update on the man who starred against West Ham saying he had suffered a “significant ankle injury” following a challenge.

“All our thoughts at this time are with Matt – we’ll provide fans with any further updates as and when they’re available,” Kiddy said in a statement.

On learning of the news, classy West Ham ace Rice took to social media to send a message to the star.

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Declan Rice sends classy message to injured non league star who shone against West Ham

“Was incredible against us the other week, even better person off the pitch too,” Rice said on Twitter alongside heart and praying hands emojis.

“Wishing you a speedy recovery Matt.”

Social media was flooded with well wishers sending messages to Preston and Kidderminster.

It was clear Preston was a true fighter from what we saw against West Ham.

So let’s hope that stands him in good stead in his bid to come back from what sounds a very serious injury.

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