Pompey Academy: Getting to know... Tommy Scutt

Pompey Academy midfielder Tommy Scutt   Picture: Ian Hargreaves
Pompey Academy midfielder Tommy Scutt Picture: Ian Hargreaves
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Every week in the Sports Mail we are quizzing one of Pompey’s young hopefuls and now it’s the turn of Tommy Scutt...

Nickname: Scutty

Position: Midfielder

Time at Pompey: Nine years

Previous clubs: Meon Milton

Who is your football hero?

Paul Scholes

What has been your best moment in football to date?

Playing against Manchester City in the FA Youth Cup last season – and scoring at Fratton Park against Eastleigh last month

What is your best attribute as a player?

My creativity and also my passing

What is your best piece of advice?

Don’t give up!

Who is your favourite Pompey player?

Conor Chaplin

Are you good at any other sports?

Tennis

Are there any other sportsmen or women in your family?

No – just me.

What are your hobbies outside of football?

Xbox

If I wasn’t a footballer?

I would be a Formula 1 driver

Do you have any phobias or superstitions?

I have a special handshake with Obi (team-mate Ousman Saidy, inset left) before the game.

As for phobias, I am afraid of snakes.

Which three celebrities would you invite to dinner?

Justin Bieber, David Walliams and Michelle Keegan.

What would you cook for them?

Two mayo chickens with extra mayo – and a medium coke to wash it down

What are you glued to on the box (film or TV show)?

Little Britain

What’s playing on your iPod?

R Kelly – The World’s Greatest

Justin Bieber – I’ll show you

Michael Jackson (any song)

Where do you see yourself in five years?

Being sold to Stevenage for £150m!