Thousands of pounds has been raised for Erith Town's target man who broke two bones in his leg during a match.

Danny Gannon, Erith Town's number 9, suffered a double leg break during a match last Tuesday night, November 21.

The club's owner, Mark Deveney, decided to start a Justgiving for the "genuinely lovely guy."

He said: "It's never the right time, but this has happened just before Christmas. It won't just impact his football, but his home and work life as well.

"He's not a desk type, he's a plasterer so this will really affect him."

The striker damaged his tibia and fibula as he challenged a goal keeper.

So far more than £2,000 has been raised towards a £5,000 goal.

Mr Deveney added: "This shows you the definition of community and reflects well on Danny both on and off the pitch.

"Without social media this would not have happened. It would be mentally difficult for a young fit 25-year-old like Danny to be sidelined, but it must have felt great sitting in that hospital bed watching the figure rise up.

"It shows how many supporters Danny has. He never gives anyone hassle, and I know just how hard he works. Everyone wants him to get through this tough time, especially coming just before Christmas."

Danny has taken to Twitter to thank people supporting him.

He said: "Still receiving so much support from family, friends, football community and strangers! Cant thank everyone enough for everything! Staying as positive as I can, its a long road to recovery!"

Mr Deveney said it was apparent immediately something bad had happened after the challenge.

He said: "I was down the other end of the ground, but you could hear it from the sidelines."

Messages of support have been left for the striker, with one saying: "Good luck fella and get well soon. Up the dockers."

£109 was raised by supporters at Sunday's 2-0 win against Erith and Belvedere.

Erith Town will be playing at VCD until the end of the season when they will return to their stadium.

There is no news yet on how long Danny will be out for.

To see the Justgiving page, click here.