Former Albion midfielder Mickey Thomas has revealed he is fighting stomach cancer.

The 64-year-old Welshman was diagnosed last month.

He has already undergone surgery and is due to begin chemo and radiotherapy on Monday.

Thomas told Wales Online: "I've got a serious problem. I know that and I've got a big fight ahead of me obviously.

"It's one that I've not foreseen coming, but obviously it's happening and I've just got to get on with it.

"It's quite scary so I've just got to wait and see. I've obviously got a lot of treatments to come and lots of chemotherapy and an operation to come as well.

"I can only wait to see how I respond to that sort of treatment.

"I've had a lot happen to me the last few weeks. It's been quite horrific for me really.

"I've had a small operation already just so I can digest some food. I've not been able to eat properly for some time."

Thomas played for Albion in the old First Division in 1981-82. His other clubs included Manchester United, Chelsea, Everton and Stoke.

Former Albion team-mate Michael Robinson, 60, revealed in December he is battling skin cancer.