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Gretna owner gets out of hospital
Gretna owner Brooks Mileson
Mileson has been released from hospital after treatment
Millionaire Gretna owner Brooks Mileson has been released from Newcastle General Hospital.

Club officials expect him to make a full recovery from an illness which has been confirmed as a brain infection.

The SPL side were unable to pay their players earlier this week as Mileson was responsible for the payroll.

His illness brought the club's future under scrutiny and during his stay in hospital, head coach Davie Irons left to take over at first division Morton.

Gretna released a statement confirming the development.

"Gretna Football Club are pleased to report that owner Brooks Mileson has been released from hospital," it said.

Mileson was admitted to the Cumberland Infirmary after collapsing at his home near Carlisle.

'Continue to improve'

"He was transferred to Newcastle General Hospital where scans revealed a brain infection," added the statement.

"He has since been treated with steroids and antibiotics and is expected to make a full recovery."

His son, Craig Mileson, added that the treatment would continue for some time.

"He has made a lot of progress recently and we are confident he will continue to improve," he said.

"We would like to thank the staff at both hospitals for their diligence and care in treating Brooks and everyone for their kind messages of support during this difficult time."

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