Cumbrian footballer Ryan Bowman says he is "feeling better" after being rushed to hospital with heart palpitations.

The Carlisle-born Shrewsbury Town striker has also praised medical staff who treated him after taking ill on Saturday.

Bowman, 29, was substituted in the first half of Shrewsbury's League One game against Ipswich at Portman Road.

He appeared to be holding his chest and stomach area, with Shrewsbury manager Steve Cotterill later telling reporters the Cumbrian had a sky-high heart rate.

He underwent tests at the Ipswich Hospital, where he was kept in overnight, and tweeted this morning: "Thank you for all the messages and support they do mean a lot, feeling better this morning, just waiting for further tests.

"A special thanks to the medical staff from Shrewsbury and Ipswich and also the staff at the Ipswich Hospital."

Cotterill, speaking to the Shropshire Star, said of the former Carlisle United player, who went to St Aidan's School in the city: "He had a huge heart rate problem, he has palpitations, I don't quite know what that's about."

Ipswich sent their best wishes to the striker after the game, which the home side won 2-1.