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Brave six-year-old who is battling cancer voted St Mirren Player of the Year


Aaron Woodall

Aaron Woodall

Aaron Woodall

Fans of Scottish Premier League club St Mirren have voted a six-year-old academy prospect, who is battling cancer, as their player of the year

Aaron Woodall is currently undergoing four courses of chemotherapy having already had radiotherapy and an operation to remove a brain tumour.

Almost 500 fans voted in the poll on the club website.

"Aaron's strength and courage has been an inspiration to all of us," a statement read.

It added that his battle was "a timely reminder of things around us that are much more important than football".

"We will be in touch with the club shortly to arrange to hand over our coveted trophy to this fine young man," the statement added.

"Congratulations, Aaron, and all the very best with your continued recovery."

Aaron acted as the club's mascot for their game with Motherwell on December 20, hours after being released from hospital after undergoing surgery in November.

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