Blackburn coach Craig Short goes back to school

Craig Short, right.

Craig Short, right.

First published in News

BLACKBURN Rovers first team coach Craig Short was given an enthusiastic welcome during a visit to Southlands High School in Chorley.

The excited audience of pupils invited Craig for a question-and-answer session and were keen to hear about his experience as a footballer and coach.

Craig used his own experience to dispel the assumption that players need to play for a football academy from a young age to be a professional footballer.

And he said the best players he faced were strikers Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney, describing the moment when Rovers played Everton and a 16-year-old Rooney put the ball through his legs then looked back at him with a big grin on his face.

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