Pompey treat for generous George

FAN George Gillies at Saturday's game.  Picture: Allan Hutchings (121175-761)
FAN George Gillies at Saturday's game. Picture: Allan Hutchings (121175-761)
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POMPEY-MAD nine-year-old George Gillies offered to send the club his pocket money as it battles financial problems.

And on Saturday he got a big ‘thank you’ and VIP treatment ahead of the club’s clash with Burnley – to sit and watch the players warm up from the dugout before the game.

George, from Leicester, used to live in Portsmouth and has been a Pompey fan since he was very young.

He said: ‘I wanted to come and still watch them play. It was good because I got to see them close up.’

Dad Andy, 40, added: ‘He’s always loved them since he was tiny.

‘I think he thought that if he gave his pocket money that would be enough.

‘He loves it - it’s his absolute life. His bedroom is a shrine to Portsmouth.

‘He’s very upset about the situation the club is in and he just wants to do his bit.

‘We are very proud of him, he’s a good lad.

‘It’s very good of the club to have him along here for the day.’