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Blue kid on the block - Liam Truslove

Posted: Wed 21 Aug 2013

Liam Truslove

The latest Blues Academy product in the spotlight is midfielder Liam Truslove

Full name: Liam Truslove
Date of birth: 05/09/95
Position: Midfield

What school did you go to? Bournville Secondary School
What was the first team you played for and were they any good? Cadbury Athletic and yes they were class!
Do you have a nickname? If so, what is it? Yes I have a lot but it’s mainly Trus.
How were you spotted by Blues? By a scout playing for Cadburys.
How long have you been at the club? Since I was about nine or 10.
Who has been the biggest influence on you since joining the club? There have been a lot of coaches but mainly Steve Spooner, Kristjaan Speakman and Richard Beale.
What are your strengths as a player? Mainly my attacking play.
If you could improve one part of your game what would it be? My defending.
What would be a successful 12 months for you now? To get into the first team squad.
How much interaction do you have with the first team? Quite a lot. I see them everyday and train with them sometimes.
What boots do you wear? Adidas Predator.
Are you any good at any other sports? I play a lot of golf and I’m not bad at table tennis.
What other non-footballing sportsman do you most admire? Not a lot really outside of football other than Tiger Woods.
What is your favourite pre-match meal? Probably beans on toast.
Who is the most skilful player you have played with? Ravel Morrison and Nathan Redmond.
Who are your best friends in football? Everyone of my team-mates, as we are quite a close group.
Do you use Twitter? If so, what is your Twitter name? Yes it’s @LiamTruslove8. Follow me! :)
Which team did you support as boy? WBA
Who do you think is the best footballer in your position? Andrés Iniesta
What is the most memorable match you have played in? I’ll have to say the FA Youth Cup for the experience.
Describe yourself in three words? Funny, happy and boring!

Academy team-mates
Best trainer? Cogs (Josh Cogley)
Quickest? George McGee.
Best banter? Everyone
Hard man? Natty (Nathaniel Kelly)
Biggest joker? Bobby (Moseley)
Most skilful? Browny (Reece Brown)
Worst haircut? Dom Bernard
Best dressed? Cogs
Biggest moaner? Charlie Cooper
Future manager? Connal Trueman