Tranmere striker sorry for swearing at fan

On-loan Tranmere striker Ben Tomlinson has apologised to one of the club's supporters for swearing at them during their weekend's loss to Wrexham.

Tomlinson, whose parent club in Barnet, was part of the Tranmere team to lose 4-2 at home in the FA Trophy on Saturday.

The striker has also promised to donate toys to Tranmere's Christmas appeal.

Ben Tomlinson is currently on loan at Tranmere. Credit: PA

"At Saturday's game against Wrexham I swore at a supporter and I would like to apologise unreservedly for doing this," Tomlinson told the club website.

"Footballers are human beings and when things are not going well for us, despite the hard work we are putting in on the training ground, we can get just as frustrated as the fans, which is why on Saturday I reacted badly to some criticism from the stands.

"However, I fully accept that it was entirely the wrong thing to do and sets a very bad example, particularly to our younger supporters, and I therefore offer a full and unreserved apology."