Skip to main content

Blue kid on the block - Josh Cogley

Posted: Wed 08 Jan 2014

Josh Cogley

Second-year academy scholar Josh Cogley is the latest Blues youngster under the spotlight.

Name: Josh Cogley
Date of birth: 12/03/1996
Position: Full-back

What school did you go to? Myton School.
What was the first team you played for? AT7.
Do you have a nickname? Yes, it's Cogs.
How were you spotted by Blues? I was scouted.
How long have you been at the club? About three years.
Who has been the biggest influence on you since joining the club? Mike Dodds (youth development coach)
What are your strengths as a player?  Speed, stamina, getting forward and defending.
If you could improve one part of your game what would it be? Passing.
What would be a successful 12 months for you now? Playing for the reserves and training with the first team on several occasions.
What is the best piece of advice you’ve been given? To work hard and stay focused.
What boots do you wear? Adidas f50s.
Are you any good at any other sports? Yes, basketball, badminton, athletics and boxing.
What other non-footballing sportsman do you most admire? Michael Jordan and Muhammed Ali.
What is your favourite pre-match meal? Chicken, pasta and salad.
Who is the most skilful player you have played with? Ravel Morrison.
Who are your best friends in football? Everyone.
Do you use Twitter? If so, what is your Twitter name? Yes. It’s @joshDCogley
Which team did you support as boy? Arsenal.
Who do you think is the best footballer in your position? Dani Alves.
What is the most memorable match you have played in? Last season’s FA Youth Cup match against West Brom.
Describe yourself in three words? Hard working, dedicated.

Blues academy teammates
Best trainer? Bobby Moseley
Quickest? George McGee
Best banter? Reece Webb
Hard man? Nat Kelly
Biggest joker? Viv Solomon
Worst haircut? Dom Bernard
Best dressed? Dimi Gray
Biggest moaner? Charlie Cooper
Future manager? Reece Webb

20140106 Blues v Yeovil Town