11th August 2017

The 20-year-old was placed in an induced coma after a car accident in March, forcing the youngster to once again learn to walk. 

At the time of his recovery, Ben received a visit from Town manager Darren Way who himself had to learn to walk again after suffering career-ending injuries from a car collision in 2008.

Having issued Ben with the challenge of recovering enough to lead the team out, the avid Town fan will do so this weekend for the Glovers first home game of 2017/18.

Ahead of gracing the Huish Park turf, Ben said: “My recovery has been tough but I’m still making good progress. I’ve got a long way to go but things are looking up. 

“Darren gave me the motivation to get back on my feet when I needed it the most. I’m pleased that he set me the challenge to lead the team out, it was a big thing to look forward to. 

“Hopefully we can get three points to top it off!”

Looking forward to seeing Ben once again, Town boss Way told YTFC.net: “It will be a great occasion for Ben and for us – he’s a real inspiration and someone the players will be humbled to meet given what he’s gone through. 

“He’s shown unbelievable determination and I’m pleased he’s smashed the challenge of recovering to walk the team out. Hopefully, we’ll do him proud on the pitch.”

Everyone at Yeovil Town looks forward to welcoming Ben back to Huish Park.