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Blue kid on the block – Tom Lang

Posted: Wed 11 Sep 2013

Tom Lang

The latest Blues Academy product in the spotlight is centre-back Tom Lang.

Name: Tom Lang
Date of birth: 12/06/97
Position: Centre-back

What school did you go to? Alcester Grammar School
What was the first team you played for? Wootton Wawen Primary School
Do you have a nickname? If so, what is it? Yes, some people call me Langy
How long have you been at the club? This is my fourth season at the club
Who has been the biggest influence on you since joining the club? Steve Spooner
What are your strengths as a player? My work ethic, strength and ability
If you could improve one part of your game what would it be? There is always room for improvement
What would be a successful 12 months for you now? To be pushing for a place in the reserves
How much interaction do you have with the first team? I see them everyday around the training ground
What boots do you wear? Nike CTR360 and Puma Kings
Are you any good at any other sports? Yes, at most sports. I try and fit in some tennis in the summer
What other non-footballing sportsman do you most admire? Andy Murray
Tell us something about you we wouldn’t know? My great-grandad won an FA Cup winners’ medal (Tommy Lang won the FA Cup with Newcastle Utd in 1932)
What is your favourite pre-match meal? Bagels and scrambled eggs
Who are your best friends in football? Everyone!
Do you use Twitter? If so, what is your Twitter name? Yes, it’s @TomLang05
Which team did you support as boy? Birmingham City
What is the best goal you have ever scored? Against Man Utd at Carrington
Who do you think is the best footballer in your position? David Luiz
What is the most memorable match you have played in? My debut for Scotland U16s v Switzerland last year
Describe yourself in three words? Dedicated, proud, passionate

Academy team-mates
Quickest? George McGee
Hard man? Nat Kelly
Biggest joker? George O’Neill
Most skilful? Reece Brown
Worst haircut? Dom Bernard
Best dressed? Me
Biggest moaner?  Charlie Cooper
Future manager? Jake Weaver