Fernando Ricksen speaks to Sky Sports about his battle with MND

Former Rangers captain Fernando Ricksen speaks exclusively to Sky Sports' David Tanner about his continuing battle with Motor Neurone Disease

Former Rangers player Fernando Ricksen has spoken to Sky Sports about his battle with Motor Neurone Disease.

The former Netherlands international revealed he had been diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis on a Dutch television programme in October 2013.

In a follow-up to our documentary Fernando Ricksen: Hard Times, the 39-year-old, who won two Scottish Premier League titles with the Ibrox side, spoke exclusively to David Tanner about his continuing battle with MND.

Play the video at the top of the page to watch the interview as Ricksen opens up about his condition, for which he was given 15 months to live back in 2013, and the warm reception he was greeted with when he attended Celtic Park in November.

Ricksen was a guest of honour at Celtic's Europa League tie with Ajax where he visited the statue of the late, great Jimmy Johnstone, who also suffered from MND.

"I'm good," Ricksen told Sky Sports presenter David Tanner. "One year later and I'm still walking. Some days are more difficult but I had a good year and still happy about the world."

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