Former Motherwell star Ryan Bowman has thanked fans for the messages of support after he was hospitalised during Shrewsbury Town’s clash with Ipswich as the result of a heart scare.

The ex-Fir Park star was taken off 10 minutes before half-time of a 2-1 defeat at Ipswich, suffering from heart palpitations, and remains in hospital in Ipswich but took to social media to issue an update.

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Louis Moult of Motherwell celebrates the end with Bowman after the Betfred Cup Semi-Final at Hampden Park(Photo by Steve Welsh/Getty Images)

As well as thanking fans, Bowman confirmed he is feeling better and awaiting further tests before he is allowed to go home.

“Thank you for all the messages and support, they do mean a lot,” Bowman tweeted.

“Feeling better this morning, just waiting for further tests… a special thanks to the medical staff from Shrewsbury Town and Ipswich Town, and also the staff at the Ipswich Hospital.”

Bowman was with Motherwell between 2016 and 2019 and made 86 appearances for the Steelmen before heading south to join Exeter City in January 2019.

The 29-year-old moved to Shrewsbury Town in the summer and Salop boss Steve Cotterill confirmed after the game that the forward’s heart rate was as high as 250 BPM, saying: “He had heart palpitations.

“The doctor said his heart was beating up at 250 beats a minute or something.

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