FORMER Huddersfield Town player and manager Peter Jackson is battling throat cancer.
In a press conference today the current Lincoln City boss revealed he had been diagnosed with the disease and needs to undergo radiotherapy.
Since Jackson, 46, was appointed by the club in November, he has continually struggled with a hoarse voice. He believed it was a result of him quitting smoking.
But after three months it had not improved and hospital tests confirmed cancerous cells had formed at the back of his throat.
Jackson, who lives with his family at Brighouse, will be out of action for the whole of March. Assistant manager Iffy Onoura will take over managerial duties.
Jackson played for Town from 1990 to 1994 and had two stints as manager, from September 1997 to the end of the 1998-99 season and from 2003 to 2007.
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