A STEWARTON man left in a coma after a brutal holiday attack is on the road to recovery, his family say.

Gavin Robertson has been fighting for his life in a Spanish hospital after being punched in the head whilst on holiday in Ibiza.

Last week doctors told the 28-year-old’s distraught mum Kirsty McMaster and aunt Paula Marshall, who have flown out to be with him, that the swelling on his brain is “worse than they thought” and he will remain in a coma for longer.

Gavin, an electrician, was then struck down with a serious lung infection and the family faced a fraught few days as they prayed he would pull through.

But this week Gavin’s aunt Paula said the swelling on Gavin’s brain is “under control” and doctors have told the family he is getting stronger every day.

She said: “I’m happy to say that the swelling on Gavin’s brain is now under control and doctors are happy with his progress over the last few days

“We have had a few little blips, with a serious lung infection being the most memorable, it gave us quite a scare, but he is recovering from this slowly but surely.

“Gavin remains in the medically induced coma for now, but doctors hope to start reducing the sedatives soon if all goes well.

“Kirsty and I are telling him about everyone’s well wishes, support and fundraising. I even learnt some Arsenal football songs to sing to him.”

Gavin was attacked after heading to a cash point for money just seven hours before he was due to fly home from the party island.

A fundraising drive to support Gavin and his family reached almost £40,000 after it was revealed he had not taken out travel insurance before he travelled.

To donate visit Gavin Roberton’s Journey Home on Facebook.