KIDLINGTON have been boosted by the news David Platt has been discharged from hospital.

The club’s secretary spent more than six weeks away after going into the John Radcliffe with coronavirus.

He was in intensive care for almost a month, but is now healthy enough to continue the recovery from home.

Barry Hiles, Kidlington’s director of football, said: “It’s a massive relief to everyone, because he’s an integral part of the club.”

Platt’s plight led to the club rallying round for a big fundraising drive, with the proceeds split between the club and NHS charities.

More than £4,600 has been generated so far, which has come as a shock to Platt.

Hiles said: “He was in an induced coma so wasn’t aware of what was going on.

“We’re delighted with how it’s gone.”