WORCESTER City chairman Steve Goode is fighting fit again after contracting Covid-19 after a little help from his manager.

The 57-year-old figurehead of the city’s football club tapped into the experience of first-team boss and former Shrewsbury Town, Cheltenham Town and Colchester United winger Ashley Vincent, who also suffered with coronavirus.

Mr Goode revealed he had been struck down with the illness two weeks ago but took to his social media platforms this week to allay any fears over his long-term health.

Well wishes had poured in from across the local football circuit, something the former postmaster found “overwhelming”, particularly during his hour of need.

“It was really nice to see people showing such concern, I was very touched by that,” said Mr Goode.

“I must have had more than 500 get well messages on social media, it was overwhelming

“When I first became ill I asked Ashley because I knew he had suffered with it. He told me to take things easily, not to stress myself out and get as much rest as possible.

“I had initial concerns because I have been unwell in the past but I was okay about it. I didn’t get to the stage where I needed hospital care.

“There were a few issues with breathing at first but that was not too bad in the end. I still have a bit of a cough now but I have been told that can go on for quite some time.

“Apart from that I feel 100 per cent better.”

Mr Goode warned about complacency over the virus when he got struck down and was quick to fire out a reminder of the potential effects.

“I was really tired and ached all over, I couldn’t walk and going up and stairs was a really hard job,” he added.

“I lost my sense of taste and smell at one point which was not nice. All you want to do is sleep.”