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U18s questionnaire: Harrison Poulter

8 December 2021

We resume a feature where we get to know the Iron's current intake of academy scholars, continuing with first year striker Harrison Poulter.

Date of birth: 17/10/2004.

Place of birth: Sheffield.

Position: Centre-forward.

What school did you go to? Ecclesfield Secondary School.

What was the first team you played for? Junior Blades.

Do you have a nickname? Poults.

How were you spotted by Scunthorpe? After being released by my former team.

How long have you been at the club for? I’ve been here since January 2020, but signed in July.

Who has been the biggest influence on you since joining the club? I think that my coach Dale Tonge has had the biggest positive impact on me since joining, on and off the pitch.

What are your strengths as a player? My main strengths as a player are my speed and creativity in front of goal.

If you could improve one part of your game, what would it be? I would like to improve more on my decision making when on the ball.

What is the best piece of advice you've been given? The best advice is to believe in yourself and your ability at all times.

What boots do you wear? I wear the blacked out Nike Phantoms.

Are you any good at any other sports? I wouldn’t say I’m good, but I enjoy playing golf off the pitch.

What other non-footballing sports people do you admire? I really admire Michael Jordan mainly due to his work ethic.

Who are your best friends in football? I’d say one of my good friends is Jake Balme because we’ve grown up together.

What is the best goal you've ever scored and could you describe it? The best goal I have scored was against Rochdale when I played for Sheffield United. I got the ball on the edge of the box on the bounce and did kick-ups over two players heads in the box, then took it around the keeper.

Who do you think is the best player in the world in your position? In my position, I think that the current best striker in the world, and has been for previous years, is Robert Lewandowski, as he has been consistently scoring goals for years at the highest of levels.

Which player did you look up to as a kid? When I was growing up, I loved watching players like Lionel Messi, who were very skilful and quick, especially players who could take the ball and dribble past four or five players like he can.

What is the most memorable match you have played in and why? I think the most memorable match I have played in myself is the game in which I got offered by scholarship, which was against Mansfield. My first game at Under-18s level.

Tell us something about yourself we might not know. I enjoy cooking and I’m really into fashion, especially shoes.


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