1 Dec 2011

More footballers ask for help following the death of Gary Speed

8:13 am on 1 December 2011

The chief executive of a British recovery clinic for sports men and women suffering from personal problems says more than 10 footballers have asked him for help following the sudden death of the Wales manager Gary Speed.

Peter Kay's clinic has helped many players beat depression and addiction including the former Arsenal and England captain Tony Adams.

Speed, who made over 500 appearances in the Premier League, was found dead on Monday after apparently taking his own life at the age of 42.

And Kay says since then an unusually high number of footballers have turned to his organisation for help.

A minutes applause will be held for Gary Speed at every Premier League game this weekend.