Cheers for Sunderland superfan Bradley Lowery as he appears at Everton match

Brave cancer battler Bradley Lowery was cheered on to the Goodison Park pitch this afternoon before Sunderland's match at Everton.

By The Newsroom
Saturday, 25th February 2017, 2:07 pm
Updated Wednesday, 1st March 2017, 8:32 am
Brave Bradley before today's game.
Brave Bradley before today's game.

Sunderland superfan Bradley, five, of Blackhall, near Hartlepool, has won the hearts of the nation in his fight against the disease and was greeted by applause from both sets of fans before Saturday's Premier League game.

Bradley led Everton out at Goodison Park earlier in the season after winning the club's heart when he was mascot at the Stadium of Light in September for the sides' first clash of the season.

Bradley in the arms of Sunderland's Jermain Defoe before today's game.

His battle against the illness has attracted wellwishers across the world with morfe than £700,000 raised to help fund treatment.

Bradley has just completed two rounds of anitbody therapy in his fight against neuroblastoma cancer with anxious parents Gemma and Carl expecting the results of a bone marrow biopsy soon.

Bradley in the arms of Sunderland's Jermain Defoe before today's game.