Craig Mackail Smith and Barry Fry deliver a baby together
Brighton striker Craig Mackail Smith and former Peterborough manager Barry Fry have joined together to form an unlikely midwifery team.
The Seagulls star is going out with Fry’s daughter Amber. When she went into labour at the family home in Horsham, Mackail Smith and Fry had to deliver the baby.
The family had been preparing to take Amber to hospital when it became clear that the baby was already on its way and it was too late to go anywhere.
The pair took instructions over the telephone on what they needed to do.
Mackail Smith told The Argus: “We could barely hear the instructions because of the noise. So we did the best we could.
“We lifted her up and she pushed again and Barry was there to catch the baby as it
came out – I’ve never seen him move so fast.
“When the baby came we were all in shock and could not believe what had happened.
“It was the best and worst emotions I have been through, all in one night.
“During [the labour] it was very difficult. Amber was in a lot of pain and we had no painkillers but when the baby was born it was amazing – it was the best thing I have ever been involved in.”