Livingston striker Bruce Anderson has revealed that Hibs star Scott Allan has been giving him advice on how to manage his diabetes after the former Aberdeen star collapsed on the pitch against Hibs earlier this season – with Allan recommending a device which should avoid any further repeat of his scare.
The Livingston star suffered a seizure during the August clash with Hibs after his blood sugar levels rocketed through the roof, leaving Anderson hospitalised and Allan concerned over his well-being.
Since then, Allan has been in touch with Anderson, with Livingston’s staff looking into his recommendation and hopefully avoiding a similar scenario in the future.
“A lot of Hibs fans got in touch,” Anderson said [Scottish Sun].
“Some boys said when I went off the park I was getting booed, which I can’t remember as I don’t remember anything.
“But they didn’t know what had happened and I got a lot of messages from them apologising and saying they weren’t aware what it was.
“They were really good to me. Hibs have Scott Allan, who is diabetic. He was quite worried about me as well. I was in hospital, but I heard he ran into the dressing room to try and find me.
“After the game he messaged me and even now he’s still giving me advice. He’s got a device in his arm he uses and he’s recommended that and said it would never have happened if I’d had what he has, so he’s been very good.
“The staff at Livi are looking into it, so hopefully it won’t be too long till I get that too.”
Livi take on St. Johnstone this afternoon at McDiarmid Park and Anderson is very much enjoying his time in West Lothian, admitting he’s felt comfortable since the day he arrived at the Tony Macaroni.
The striker is going into training with a smile on his face every day and is confident he is in “good hands” under Livingston boss David Martindale.
“I’m back enjoying football again and in good hands,” he added.
“I’m loving life. Since walking through the door at Livingston I’ve felt settled. It’s a brilliant dressing room. I come in every day with a smile on my face and look forward to training. What a difference that makes.
“I’ve just bought a new house in Livingston and I enjoy the area and the people. When your life is good and if you’re happy off the park it gives you an extra percentage on the park.
“I’ve had tough spells when I’ve not been playing and when you go through that I think you do appreciate playing more.”
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