Sam Surridge immortalised in Roy of the Rovers comic!

A limited edition Roy of the Rovers comic celebrating the cup heroics of the FA Cup third round has been released and it features our very own Sam Surridge.

The commemorative cartoon depicts action from an exhilarating Cup weekend which saw Barnet, Gillingham, Oldham Athletic and Newport County all overcome the odds to record famous upsets.

Following Oldham and Newport’s stunning victories against Premier League opposition, the managers of both sides described their achievements as “Roy of the Rovers stuff” and the new comic, published in partnership with official Roy of the Rovers publishers Rebellion, features a Cup-themed storyline and artwork by Roy of the Rovers artist Ben Willsher.

Sam spent the first half of the season on-loan at Boundary Park and he was a massive success, scoring 12 goals in 20 appearances for the Latics. His final act in an Oldham shirt saw him score the equalising penalty against Premier League Fulham, before they went on to win 2-1 at Craven Cottage.

The latest edition features hero Roy Race as a 16-year-old footballing prodigy taking his first steps in the professional game, and retaining the same talent and passion that made him a favourite for football fans since the 1950s.

The Emirates FA Cup fourth round kicks off on Friday 25 January.