THE fan who collapsed during Swindon Town's clash with Peterborough United last night is talking to his family in hospital as he recovers from the incident.

Ray Stratton, 67, collapsed late on in the second half of the game at London Road after suffering breathing difficulties and was tended to by pitchside paramedics before being taken from the ground in an ambulance.

His son Adrian, who was at the game with his father, told that the first thing his dad asked him after regaining consciousness was for an update on the final score.

“I turned to talk to dad, but he was having trouble breathing so we knew something was seriously wrong," he said.

“A couple of fans started to help me, one was a medical professional who barged me out of the way so he could help.

“The paramedics at the ground and the fans who helped are heroes to me.

“If this had happened at home I might well have lost my dad.

“I’m told dad came round in the ambulance, but he can’t remember that. The first thing he asked me last night was ‘what was the final score?

“I saw dad today and he feels fine and he wants to come home now! He’s been sitting up and chatting.

“It was a worrying time for us all, but happily dad seems fine now. The family have been inundated will good wishes and we thank everyone for their messages of support.

“We’d also like to thank Danny Swanson (Posh player) for catching the ball and stopping the game. I’m sure what he did gave dad some precious extra time,”

Mr Stratton is currently in the Coronary Care unit at Peterborough City Hospital.