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Blue kid on the block – Kieran Dunbar

Posted: Wed 18 Sep 2013

Kieran Dunbar

The latest Blues Academy product in the spotlight is central midfielder Kieran Dunbar.

Name: Kieran Dunbar
Date of birth: 14/09/96
Position: Centre midfield

What school did you go to? Tudor Grange Academy in Solihull
What was the first team you played for and were they any good? Binbrook Athletic and they were good. We won the treble at U7s and the double at U8s
Do you have a nickname? If so, what is it? Yes, it’s Kie
How were you spotted by Blues? Playing for Binbrook
How long have you been at the club? Nine years
Who has been the biggest influence on you since joining the club? Kristjaan Speakman
What are your strengths as a player? I’m box to box, I never stop and my passing
If you could improve one part of your game what would it be? My left foot
What would be a successful 12 months for you now? Training/playing with the U21s and first team
How much interaction do you have with the first team? I see them around and do their jobs
What is the best piece of advice you’ve been given? Concentrate on yourself because you’re only in control of yourself and not others
What boots do you wear? Nike CTR 360s
Are you any good at any other sports? Yes, cricket and golf
What other non-footballing sportsman do you most admire? Mo Farah
Tell us something about you we wouldn’t know? Biscuits are my guilty pleasure!
What is your favourite pre-match meal? Pasta and chicken
Who is the most skilful player you have played with? Reece Brown
Who are your best friends in football? The club’s first year scholars
Do you use Twitter? If so, what is your Twitter name? Yes, it’s @Kieran_Dunbar
Which team did you support as boy? Leeds United
What is the best goal you have ever scored? A volley v Sheffield United U16s
Who do you think is the best footballer in your position? Steven Gerrard
What is the most memorable match you have played in? Playing at Wembley for my district
Describe yourself in three words? Hard-working, competitive, polite

Academy team-mates
Best trainer? Webby (Reece Webb)
Quickest? George McGee
Best banter? George O’Neill
Hard man? Nat Kelly
Biggest joker? Jake Weaver
Most skilful? Reece Brown
Worst haircut? Dom Bernard
Best dressed? Josh Cogley
Biggest moaner? Charlie Cooper
Future manager? Connal Trueman

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