A side called Comets back in Essex. I was about nine or 10 and started off as a goalscoring left-sided midfielder.
MATCH AS A FAN
It would have been a Leyton Orient match, although I couldn’t tell you who the opposition were. My dad worked as a scout there and used to take me to the games. I supported them and Arsenal when I was growing up.
It was for Orient away at Shrewsbury. I come on for the final few minutes and it was freezing.
That was an Arsenal kit with Tony Adams’ name on the back.
I’m not really much of a music fan to be honest, so can’t remember what the first song I bought was.
FILM AT THE CINEMA
I went to watch a He-Man film when I was younger – I think that was probably the first one.
A Fiesta – it didn’t last too long, though.
MEMORY OF WANTING TO BE A FOOTBALLER
It was probably when I was about seven or eight – there’s never been anything else that I’ve wanted to do.
This interview first appeared in the Pompey v Mansfield matchday programme.