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Blue kid on the block - Connal Trueman

Posted: Wed 27 Nov 2013

Connal Trueman

The latest Blues youngster in the spotlight is goalkeeper Connal Trueman.

Full name: Connal Trueman

Date of birth: 26.03.96

Place of birth: Birmingham

Position: Goalkeeper


What school did you go to? King Edward VI Aston.

What was the first team you played for? Starlands St. Annes.

Do you have a nickname? No.

How were you spotted by Blues? I was scouted playing for my school.

How long have you been at the club? Six years.

Who has been the biggest influence on you since joining the club? Andy Mulliner. (Blues’ head of academy goalkeeping).

What are your strengths as a player? Shot stopping, and with the ball at my feet.

If you could improve one part of your game what would it be? My decision making.

What would be a successful 12 months for you now? Achieving a professional contract.

How much interaction do you have with the first team? Occasional training sessions.

What is the best piece of advice you’ve been given? There is no success without hard work.

What boots do you wear? Nike Total Lasers.

Are you any good at any other sports? Yes, cricket.

What other non-footballing sportsman do you most admire? Andy Murray.

Tell us something about you we wouldn’t know? I gained 6As and 4A*s at GCSE.

What is your favourite pre-match meal? Pasta, chicken and beans.

Who is the most skilful player you have played with? Ravel Morrison.

Who are your best friends in football? The goalkeepers’ union.

Do you use Twitter? If so, what is your Twitter name? Yes, it’s @CJTrueman

Who do you think is the best footballer in your position? Iker Casillas (of Real Madrid and Spain).

What is the most memorable match you have played in? A 5-4 win vs. Liverpool.

Describe yourself in three words? Hard-working, determined and professional.


Academy team-mates

Best trainer? Reece Webb.

Quickest? George McGee.

Best banter? Jake Weaver.

Hard man? Nat Kelly.

Biggest joker? Jake Weaver.

Most skilful? Reece brown or Dimi Gray.

Worst haircut? Callum Preston.

Best dressed? Josh Cogley.

Biggest moaner? Charlie Cooper.

Future manager? Reece Webb. 

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