WATCH: The footballer who has beaten cancer twice

He won't be fit enough to play against Pompey on Saturday - but midfielder Joe Thompson is winning the biggest fight of his life.

Thursday, 3rd August 2017, 11:45 am
Updated Tuesday, 12th September 2017, 12:25 pm
Joe Thompson

The Rochdale has his sights set on returning to the football pitch having beaten cancer for a second time.

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Ahead of his team's season opener at Fratton Park, the midfielder has told how it was his love for his family and the game that helped him through the darkest times of his illness.

Joe Thompson
Joe Thompson