At the request of the coaching staff, players and club staff that worked with Lewis Price, Rotherham United would like to invite supporters to join us in a minute's applause as a show of solidarity to our former goalkeeper following the news of his diagnosis of testicular cancer.
The club will be inviting everyone inside AESSEAL New York Stadium at Saturday's Sky Bet Championship to join in a round of applause in the 12th minute of the fixture - the number 12 carrying significance as the squad number he wore during his time with the Millers.
The news was made public by his current club MK Dons, where he is in position as the First Team Goalkeeping Coach, but will now take some time away from the game to begin his road to recovery.
We know that there is a long and difficult journey ahead for Lewis and we’re sure that the Rotherham United family – as well as the rest of the footballing community – will be right behind him throughout his recovery.
'Pricey' as he is affectionately known, represented the Millers across a four-year spell and whilst he only racked up a handful of appearances during his time in South Yorkshire, was a hugely popular figure at Rotherham United.
He played a key role in the development of young goalkeepers at Roundwood, whilst also offering an experienced head in and around the first team setup.
Rotherham United Manager Paul Warne has already reached out to Lewis following his diagnosis and has offered him his full support ahead of the battle he has ahead of him.
“I sent him a voice note and told him that he can ask me any time of any day and I’ll drive and meet him and take him out for a meal – not that that will help him – but that’s me reaching out to support him.
“He’s a great bloke and an unbelievable human. When Pricey was here as a player, I loved him for who he was. He’s a bit Woody-esque and does a lot more than people see. He would engage with the staff all of the time but he would tell the players when they were out of line.
“He was sort of ‘old school’ and ‘new school’ which I liked, he’s got his moral compass bang on. He’s all about his family and he just wanted to help everybody in the building.
“It’s sad to hear his news but knowing what Pricey is like, he’s a real fighter and I’m fully confident that he can overcome it, but I know he has a battle ahead.”
Get well soon Pricey, we’re all with you.