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13-year-old signs for Yeovil Town - just for one day

Daryl Allinson training with his heroes at Huish Park Credit: ITV News

A 13-year-old boy who is battling the very rarest form of leukaemia has been rewarded with a dream day out at the football club he supports.

Daryl Allinson, who is recovery from a second, successful bone marrow transplant, thought he was going to meet the Yeovil Town team. But he was in for a bigger surprise.

Darren Way with 'new signing' Daryl Allinson Credit: ITV News

At a miniature press conference, Yeovil manager Darren Way presented Daryl as the club's latest signing. Daryl was quick to share his dream for his favourite side.

I really hope to be able to help the club, keep their record up, try to get them promoted and hopefully head for the Premier League in a few seasons time.

– Daryl Allinson, New signing
Daryl with his older brother Brad who gave him a bone marrow transplant Credit: Fam

Daryl is the only child in the country with his type of leukaemia. He has his brother Brad to thank for a second bone marrow transplant - and a massive fundraising effort paid for it - after the NHS could not do it.

Now Yeovil Town has pledged their support to help their young fan raise more of the money he needs to further his recovery.

Yeovil Town manager Darren Way was full of praise for Daryl.

After he was introduced to his teammates, the budding goalkeeper donned his gloves and joined the Glovers in training. Daryl said it was great to be back in goal.

And just for one, memorable, day, Daryl Allinson was able to call himself Yeovil Town's new number one.

Daryl even has the shirt to show for his big day Credit: ITV News