West Ham joint-chairman David Sullivan last night pledged £2,500 to help pay for Peterhead's Gary Fraser's knee surgery.

The shock donation was confirmed on the Hammers' club website and then shared by the Blue Toon on social media.

The League One club recently launched a fundraiser for their player's surgery after Fraser picked up an injury back in December. Covid protocols and issues have prevented the procedure from going ahead to date.

And with his teammates ready to help in any way they can - including a plan to climb Ben Lomond - Mr Sullivan also splashed the cash towards their £10,000 target.

Any left-over money will also be fed into charity Back Onside.

A statement on West Ham's site read: "West Ham United Joint-Chairman David Sullivan has made a personal donation of £2,500 to help fund a knee operation for Peterhead player Gary Fraser. 

"Fraser suffered the injury in December, but is still waiting for surgery with the Scottish League One side saying the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic means no date has been set for the procedure on the NHS. 

"With the current situation also having depleted club funds, their players have offered to climb Ben Lomond, a mountain in the Scottish Highlands, to raise funds for a private procedure. 

"Now, Mr Sullivan has pledged his donation towards their target of £10,000 as the football family comes together to support the 26-year-old midfielder. 

"Any extra money raised will go to mental health charity Back Onside, who count former Peterhead player David Cox as a patron."