SHOCKED players of Moldgreen rugby league club have voted to postpone this weekend's match out of respect for a teammate feared paralysed.

Their game against Illingworth, which was due to be played tomorrow, will not go ahead after players and officials voted to postpone following the serious injury of Danny Scott, 23, last weekend.

Mr Scott, from Lindley, suffered spinal injuries after being tackled in the game against Sowerby Spartans at Ridgeway at Dalton.

He was immediately rushed to Huddersfield Royal Infirmary but later transferred to a specialist unit at Leeds General Infirmary, where he was operated on twice.

A spokesman for the hospital confirmed Mr Scott's condition today as "stable".

But he is not expected to improve.

A spokesman for Moldgreen Amateur Rugby League Club said everyone involved had agreed it was not appropriate to go ahead with this weekend's fixture.

He said: "All the players and staff voted and we decided to postpone this weekend's game.

"The players don't think it is the right time to be playing the game.

"It would have been especially sensitive because the tie should have been played at Ridgeway where Danny was injured.

" I think for a lot of the players it feels too soon."

Former professional player Clifford Benjamin, who witnessed Mr Scott's injury, announced earlier in the week he was to retire.

Mr Benjamin, who played professionally for Batley Bulldogs for two years, said that after visiting his friend in hospital he would never again take the field.

Mr Scott had been working as a doorman at Chicago Rock Cafe in Huddersfield town centre.