SAINTS officials say Joe Sharratt is sitting up in bed and recovering well after being attacked by bouncers in Manchester in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Rugby league fans have been sending the 18-year-old academy player their best wishes after the serious assault outside Factory nightclub.

After video footage was watched by more than one million people on social media, the nightclub cancelled its security contractor and the contractor then sacked the doormen involved in the incident.

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Club officials visited Joe Sharratt in the neurology ward at Salford Royal today, Tuesday, and said Joe will remain in hospital for the next couple of days but the prognosis is good and he is progressing well.

A spokesman added: "The player, his family and the club have been overwhelmed by well-wishers and messages from across the rugby league community.

"We have been truly taken away by the support from all areas of the game and we would like to thank everyone who has contacted us at this distressing time.

"Your support really is appreciated by us all."

A Manchester City Council licensing committee will meet tomorrow morning, Wednesday, to discuss possible action against the nightclub.