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Trevor Francis discharged from hospital after heart surgery

Trevor Francis Photo: ITV Central News

Trevor Francis has been discharged from hospital this afternoon after suffering a suspected heart attack.

Birmingham Heartlands Hospital have confirmed the former England and Birmingham striker has been released, with the 57-year-old having recovered well from successful surgery.

The news will come as welcome relief not just to Francis' family but to the footballing world, who have shown their support over the weekend.

Francis earned legendary status with Birmingham, the club where he starred between 1970 and 1979 before becoming Britain's first £1million player when he joined Nottingham Forest.

He went on to score the winning goal for Forest in the 1979 European Cup final against Malmo, helping the team reach the 1980 final against Hamburg.

Francis left Forest in 1981.

He won 52 England caps and represented his country at the 1982 World Cup.

He has also worked extensively as a television pundit.