All true - went to school with Steve. His Dad, Bill, used to take me and Borth on Deepdale for a couple of seasons around 1995/96. He wasn't much of a footballer though - he was the first player I ever saw get booked in junior football, given for about ten scything fouls on yours truly at Under 11s level.we might of found our new CB Steve Borthwick ((former England Rugby Captain) after he Said the following HAHA.
It would be a fascinating meeting, given Borthwick has roots in football: "My dream would have been to play for Preston North End, it probably still is! That’s my team, I dreamt as a kid of playing for them. I stood on terraces at Deepdale. Unsurprisingly I was a centre half!"
He's only 17 years old, not adversed to the idea but difficult to think he'd cut it in the Championship and we don't have a great pathway to the first team once he moves beyond u-18s.A player we should look at is Kwado Baah at Rochdale. Young and shouldn't break the bank.Exciting youngster who is very comfortable and confident on the ball.
I watched a bit longer of the game whilst waiting for PNE to come on...he did very well to be fair in the 15 minutes that I saw.
Agree looks agent led, as 3-4 clubs linked in one article.Football Insider can exlcusively reveal that Nottingham Forest, Preston, Barnsley and Luton are in the hunt to sign Gillingham captain Kyle Dempsey.www.footballinsider247.com
Lots of clubs linked so probably agent talk. Interesting one though...