Earlier this week we were saddened to hear the news of the passing of former Midfielder Neil Le Bihan.

Neil was part of, arguably, our best ever midfield in 1999/2000. Neil made 171 (+12) competitive appearances and scored 18 Goals across 5 seasons (1997-2002) with us. His goals included netting the winner in a 1-0 win away at Doncaster (April 2000) and a goal in a rare 3-1 win away at Stevenage (April 2002).

The one that he’ll be remembered most for scoring is that stunning equaliser at home to Cheltenham Town in the FA Trophy Semi-Final Second Leg at Crabble in April 1998.

Sadly, Neil took his own life after a challenging period of mental health, something that he had bravely fought against for a considerable time.

If you are struggling yourself please reach out to someone.

Samaritans are always here to listen, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

If you’re going through a tough time, we encourage you to visit their website below or call their helpline.

Samaritans | Every life lost to suicide is a tragedy | Here to listen

Former teammate Jake Leberl: Such sad news, a wonderful guy a great teammate where we shared many happy memories, stood out from the rest of us with his intelligence on & off the field. RIP Neil & condolences to his young family.