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Oskar Pycroft walks out at Ashton Gate to huge applause

£50,000 was raised last year for Oskar Pycroft to undergo a life-changing operation to help him walk. Photo: Bristol City Football Club

A dream has come true for a young Bristol City fan.

7-year-old Oskar Pycroft walked out onto the pitch at Ashton Gate to huge applause at the Championship game between Bristol City and Preston.

But It's not the first time the youngster has done it, but a year ago he was in a wheelchair.

Last year Oskar met captain Wade Elliott with the Johnstone's Paint Trophy. Credit: Bristol City Football Club

Since then, thanks to fundraising by the club and football fans across Bristol, he's had an operation in America enabling him to head out to the half way line with the captain Wade Elliott.

The crowd were on their feet at Ashton Gate. Credit: Bristol City Football Club

Oskar, who has cerebral palsy, underwent the life-changing operation to help him walk and has been keen to get back to Ashton Gate, Bristol City's ground, ever since.

Walking out onto the grounds alongside captain Wade Elliott, Oskar was nothing short of thrilled.

Complete with football boots Oskar Pycroft takes steps that just a few months ago would have been impossible.

It was this fixture last year that Oskar led City onto the pitch from his wheelchair. He then told the crowd he would love to come back and walk his favourite team onto the pitch. Prompting the massive fundraising effort from the club and its fans.

We filmed with the 7-year-old in November 2014 when his cerebal palsy meant for the most part he was confined to a wheelchair. Credit: Bristol City Football Club
raised by City fans for Oskar to have the life-changing operation.

For Oskar's mum Lizzy the generosity shown by the club and the city is something she won't forget.

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But sadly the football result didn't go Oskar's way - Preston beat City 2-1 with Aaron Wilbraham scoring for the Robins.