ALBION today pledged full support to Gareth Barry following confirmation that his 39-year-old brother Marc was killed in a road traffic accident last week.
Gareth was granted compassionate leave following the incident on Thursday morning, before returning to training this week. He featured in a behind-closed-doors match against Brentford on Tuesday.
Head Coach Darren Moore said Gareth will be given full support from the Club and further compassionate leave if required.
Darren said: “This is terrible news for Gareth and his family and everyone at the Club extends their condolences.
“Gareth knows that he can rely on our full support and understanding in helping him cope with this tragic event.”
Police have issued an appeal for witnesses to the incident which happened in East Sussex at 7am on Thursday, July 19.
Gareth and his family ask that their privacy be respected at this difficult time.