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Academy Player Profiles

Posted: Tue 31 Jul 2012
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A profile of the Rotherham United Academy Players 2012/13...

Harley Wigley200

Name: Harley Wigley
Position:  Centre back
Date of birth: 20/12/1995
Place of birth: Sheffield
Second Year Scholar
Previous clubs: Sheffield United

Biggest influence on your career? 
My grandad

If you had to compare yourself to any player in the world, who would it be? 
John Terry

Favourite…

TV show: Geordie Shore
Music: R’n’B, chart music
Food: Chinese
Other sport: Golf, gym work, motorbiking


Reece Lucas200


Name: Reece Lucas
Position: Right back/centre back
Date of birth: 28/09/1995
Place of birth: Doncaster
Second Year Scholar
Previous clubs: None

Biggest influence on your career?
My mum and dad

If you had to compare yourself to any player in the world, who would it be?
Rio Ferdinand

Favourite…
TV show: Celebrity Juice
Music: R’n’B
Food: Mum’s Sunday dinner
Other sport: Gym work

Danny Rowe200

Name: Daniel Rowe
Position: Centre back/centre midfield
Date of birth: 24/10/1995
Place of birth:Middlesbrough
Second Year Scholar
Previous clubs: Darlington

Which senior player do you look up to? 
Mark Bradley

Biggest influence on your career?
My grandad

If you had to compare yourself to any player in the world, who would it be? 
Michael Carrick

Favourite…

TV show: Premier League Years
Music: Kings of Leon, Coldplay
Food: Spaghetti Bolognese
Other sport: Golf and tennis

Charlie Bryant200

Name: Charlie Bryan
Position: Goalkeeper
Date of birth: 22/10/1995
Place of birth: Rotherham
First Year Scholar
Previous clubs: None

Which senior player do you look up to? 
Scott Shearer

Biggest influence on your career?
My dad

If you had to compare yourself to any player in the world, who would it be? 
Joe Hart

Favourite…
TV show: Big Bang Theory
Music: A bit of everything
Food: Spaghetti Bolognese
Other sport: Snooker and golf

Ayrton Bevins200

Name: Ayrton Bevins
Position: Striker
Date of birth: 02/05/1996
Place of birth: Manchester
Second Year Scholar:
Previous clubs: Stockport County

Biggest influence on your career? 
Family

If you had to compare yourself to any player in the world, who would it be? 
Michael Owen

Favourite…
TV show: Friends
Music: A bit of everything
Food: Chicken and pasta
Other sport: Tennis

Mike Williamson200

Name: Mike Williamson
Position: Centre midfield
Date of birth: 23/12/1995
Place of birth: Sunderland
Second Year Scholar
Previous clubs: Sunderland

Biggest influence on your career? 
My uncle

If you had to compare yourself to any player in the world, who would it be? 
Jack Wilshere

Favourite…
TV show: Geordie Shore
Music: Pop
Food: Sunday dinner
Other sport: Golf

James Cadman200

Name: James Cadman
Position: Right/centre midfield
Date of birth: 16/02/1996
Place of birth:Rotherham
Second Year Scholar
Previous clubs: None

Which senior player do you look up to? 
Ben Pringle

Biggest influence on your career?
My mum, dad and uncle.

If you had to compare yourself to any player in the world, who would it be? 
Paul Scholes

Favourite…
TV show: Geordie shore
Music: Arctic Monkeys
Food: Spaghetti Bolognese
Other sport: Golf

Connor Johnson200

Name: Connor Johnson
Position: Left back/centre midfield
Date of birth: 25/10/1995
Place of birth: Worksop
Second Year Scholar
Previous clubs: None

Biggest influence on your career?
My mum, grandma and grandad.

If you had to compare yourself to any player in the world, who would it be? 
Luka Modric

Favourite…
TV show: The Inbetweeners
Music: R’n’B/rap
Food: Pasta
Other sport: Rugby

Tony Thompson200

Name: Tony Thompson
Position:  Goalkeeper
Date of birth: 4/11/1994
Place of birth: Liverpool
First year pro
(Youth alliance rules dictate that one goalkeeper can play at youth team level even if they are one age above scholarship).
Previous clubs: Liverpool, Bolton Wanderers.

Biggest influence on your career?
My Mum

If you had to compare yourself to any player in the world, who would it be? 
Paddy Kenny

Favourite…
TV show: Geordie Shore
Music: Anything
Food: Pasta and meatballs
Other sport: Golf


Ally Watson200

Name: Ally Watson
Position: Centre midfield
Date of birth: 10/10/1995
Place of birth: Sunderland
Second Year Scholar
Previous clubs: Sunderland, Darlington.

Which senior player do you look up to? 
Kari Arnason

Biggest influence on your career?
My parents

If you had to compare yourself to any player in the world, who would it be? 
Scott Parker

Favourite…
TV show: Geordie Shore
Music: Arctic Monkeys
Food: Pasta and chicken
Other sport: Cricket

Connor Bell200

Name: Connor Bell
Position:  Striker
Date of birth: 15/07/1996
Place of birth: Newcastle
Second Year Scholar
Previous clubs: Sunderland, Newcastle, Darlington

Which senior player do you look up to? 
Ben Pringle

Biggest influence on your career?
My Grandad

If you had to compare yourself to any player in the world, who would it be? 
Wayne Rooney

Favourite…
TV show: The Inbetweeners
Music: Kings of Leon
Food: Pizza
Other sport: Badminton