Rangers have sent their best wishes to Livingston goalkeeper Daniel Barden after the Lions confirmed the Norwich City loanee has testicular cancer.

Livingston took to Twitter to confirm the player’s situation earlier this afternoon and released a statement announcing their support for the goalkeeper.

The support has been massive for the 20-year-old player and the Welsh goalie has thanked the likes of Livingston and parent club Norwich for it as he battles the cancer, which can be common in young men.

“It has been a very difficult and challenging period, but the support of my family, friends and colleagues has helped get me through the last few weeks,” said Barden [LFC].

“I can’t thank the medical departments at both Norwich and Livingston enough, as well as everyone at the Royal Marsden Hospital.

“The speed at which everything has moved has been crazy, but everyone has been absolutely brilliant with me.

“Both Daniel Farke and the Livingston manager, David Martindale, have also been very supportive.

“The initial diagnosis was a real shock for me, but the positive thing is that we’ve caught it early and the prognosis and next steps have all been positive.

“I’m optimistic and have a positive mindset. I’m confident that I’ll be able to beat it and that I’ll be back out there doing what I love soon.

“I’d like to thank everyone around me for their support. I know that the coming period will be challenging and would ask for privacy for me and my family at this stage. Where possible, I’ll do what I can to update on my progress.

“Thank you once again for the support. See everyone soon.”

Rangers responded to the Livingston by tweeting out their own support and we’re sure this is a sentiment that is echoed by the Ibrox support.

Football clubs up and down the country have sent messages of support to Daniel and everyone at Rangers News wishes him the best in his recovery.

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