Jordan Moore on the mend

A young Dundee United striker has revealed he is on the road to recovery in his battle against skin cancer.

Jordan Moore, who has been on loan at Dunfermline Athletic, has confirmed that he recently received “very good news” that his cancer has gone.

The 20-year-old decided to go public on his melanoma skin cancer fight last month after being quizzed about his absence from the Pars team.

Now, in an update on his Twitter account at the weekend, the youngster has revealed he is making good progress.

He said: “Just to keep everyone up to date. Had to get major surgery to remove 70 lymph nodes out my face recently. However recently got very good news that my cancer has gone for the second time this year.

“Recovery time now and can’t wait to get back playing. Thank you for your thoughts. Will always be in debt to the great nurses, doctors and surgeons at the royal infirmary in Glasgow. Amazing people.”

It is believed that Moore underwent surgery to remove a cancerous cyst in his cheek, which was successful, and doctors advised that he sit out competitive action until the surgical wound fully healed to avoid infection.

Dundee United manager Jackie McNamara and Pars chairman Bob Garmory wished him a speedy recovery and United fans group the Arab Trust said: “Great news Jordan. We are all so happy to hear it.”

Moore is due to return to Tannadice in the close season.

Awareness of skin cancer among athletes in Scotland rose following the diagnosis of former Celtic manager Tommy Burns, who died of the condition in May 2008 aged 51.

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