Shock news on Monday morning that Pavel Srnicek is ‘fighting for his life’ after suffering a heart attack.

The 47 year old Newcastle cult hero is reported to have been out for a run when he suffered a cardiac arrest on Sunday.

In the Czech Republic idnes say that the former United keeper was found on a quiet country road unconsious after lying there for an unknown length of time.

He is now in the Ostrava teaching hospital where his condition is described as ‘critical’.

A hospital spokesman released the following short statement:

“I can confirm that he (Pavel Srnicek) is hospitalized in our hospital, but on the wishes of the family will not disclose details of his condition.”

Like all Newcastle fans our thoughts are with Pavel and his family & friends.