Newcastle United stopper Rob Elliot sends message to Pavel Srnicek on Twitter

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Former Newcastle United stopper Pavel Srnicek has been admitted to hospital after suffering with a cardiac arrest.

Rob Elliot has tweeted Pavel Srnicek, after the former Newcastle United goalkeeper was admitted to hospital after suffering a cardiac arrest earlier today.

Srnicek is in a critical condition and is said to be fighting for his life, and Elliot was keen to show his support to his predecessor in the Magpies' goal. 

Srnicek suffered the cardiac arrest while on holiday with his family in the Czech Republic. 

The 47-year-old collapsed while out jogging this morning, and was quickly rushed to hospital by paramedics, after they had revived him. 

A spokesperson for the Ostrava-Poruba hospital said: “I can confirm that it is hospitalized in our hospital, but on the wishes of the family will not disclose details of his condition." 

As a player, Srnicek represented Newcastle in two spells and he is still fondly remembered at St. James' Park.

He first made 150 appearances for the Magpies over a seven year period between 1991 and 1998, and then he returned as back-up for the 2006/07 campaign. 

Srnicek also had spells with Portsmouth, West Ham United and Sheffield Wednesday during his time in English football. 

Newcastle's official Twitter account also sent Srnicek their well-wishes earlier today.

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