Cameron McGeehan gets support from former Norwich City friends after breaking leg while playing for Luton Town

Cameron McGeehan, who has suffered a broken leg. Picture: PA

Cameron McGeehan, who has suffered a broken leg. Picture: PA - Credit: PA

Former team-mates have showered support on Norwich City FA Youth Cup winner Cameron McGeehan after he broke his leg playing for Luton Town.

The 21-year-old midfielder was injured early on in the Hatters' 1-0 defeat at Portsmouth on Monday.

Darren Huckerby tweeted: 'You're a grafter, you'll be back fitter and stronger in no time at all', while Elliott Bennett wrote: 'Sorry to hear this, mate. Wishing you a speedy recovery, Cam. With way you are you will only be stronger for this.'

Hull's former Canary Robert Snodgrass wished McGeehan a 'speedy recovery' while former City boss Bryan Gunn tweeted: 'Good luck with your recovery, Cameron.'

McGeehan joined Luton from City in July, 2015, having failed to make a senior appearance for the Canaries.

His early exit at Fratton Park was controversial – he was booked by referee Tim Robinson while on the stretcher after pounding the floor in pain or frustration.

And his boss at Luton, Nathan Jones, accused Portsmouth fans of showing a lack of 'class' towards his young player.

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'He's a young, talented kid that works hard, grafts, doesn't go down but the booing him off and cheering is an absolute disgrace,' said Jones.

'When anyone gets carried off on a stretcher, I don't care who you are, you show an element of class. They showed what type of fans they were.'

Pompey fans reportedly sang 'you're going home in an ambulance' to McGeehan, who has scored 11 goals in 28 matches for League Two side Luton this term.

Portsmouth chose not to respond directly to Jones' comments, but a spokesman said everyone at the club sends their best wishes to McGeehan for a speedy recovery.

Jones added: 'The referee showed a lack of understanding and empathy, maybe, but I'm just disappointed for the kid. Hopefully he'll recover quickly and be back sooner rather than later but it's a real travesty.'