Family & Friends is what matters - Footy's a release - Liddell

Last updated : 07 August 2009 By Bigrich.....
The 36 year old lost his baby daughter, Giorgina, to an abdominal condition earlier this year, and is now raising funds for the hospice that helped to look after his daughter and support Andy and his wife.

"What has happened has put things into perspective, Football is important but it's not life or death. I know because I've been there. It's family and friends that matter."

"What football has done is give me the chance to try and enjoy my life again and that's what I'm trying to do. Football is a release. My wife is happy I'm doing something as well because some days it's hard getting out of bed. It's given me something to focus on."

Liddell had just been released by Oldham and was training with Bradford Park Avenue when John Breckin invited him to train with the Millers and now earning himself a months contract to prove his worth.

"I left Oldham early and went playing and training at Bradford Park Avenue. John Breckin phoned me and invited me to Rotherham for them to take a look at me and vice versa and I just took it from there. Mark and John have both given me the opportunity to play some football and it's up to me now."

"I'm trying to catch up on fitness because I haven't done as much pre-season due to my family circumstances. I've got a month to prove my fitness and prove I can do a decent job for them. If I can, hopefully they'll use me."

"You appreciate things more as you get older. I want to keep playing football. I don't want a real job!"

Andy will be running the great north run on the 20th of September, raising money for Martin House Hospice for Children and Young People. People can donate to the cause by following the link below.

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