Football fans have smashed a fundraising goal to support a former Rangers star diagnosed with an incurable, life-limiting condition.

David Hagen was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease (MND) last year at the age of 45.

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It comes just weeks after Gers' hero Fernandon Ricksen lost his brave battle with the illness.

The midfielder, who appeared 16 times for the Ibrox side, was said to have "deteriorated" to the point where he could no longer verbally communicate.

An appeal hoping to support Hagen's family was stepped up on Wednesday after Rangers charity trustee Colin Stewart posted news of Hagen's deteriorating condition on Twitter.

Colin wrote: "Sadly Davie has deteriorated."

"He’s now in hospital & can no longer speak or support his head."

He added: "The Former Players Charity is raising £5,000 to give to Davie’s family to help with costs. We’re roughly £700 short. If you can spare a few ££s then thank you.”

It sparked a phenomenal response from fans, who blew past the initial £5,000 target in a matter of hours, with donations currently sitting at more than double that amount.

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Generous supporters put their hands in their pockets to donate more than £11,000 to support the ex-player - who also represented Hearts, Falkirk and Livingston.

Fellow former Rangers star Ricksen passed away in September after a six-year fight with the condition