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U18s questionnaire: Tyrell Sellars-Fleming

15 December 2021

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

Date of birth: 31/05/2005.

Place of birth: Lincoln.

Position: Striker.

What school did you go to?
The Priory LSST.

What was the first team you played for? Lowlands JFC.

Do you have a nickname? Ty or Riz.

How were you spotted by Scunthorpe? The academy manager came to watch some of my Sunday League games.

How long have you been at the club for? I’ve been at Scunthorpe for five months now.

Who has been the biggest influence on you since joining the club? The coaches have helped me develop a lot and my dad has especially.

What are your strengths as a player? My strengths are finishing, dribbling and movement (in behind, or coming short).

If you could improve one part of your game, what would it be? I think I need to improve on scanning before I receive the ball, so I don’t turn blindly.

What is the best piece of advice you've been given? The best piece of advice I’ve been given is “play every game like it’s your last”.

What boots do you wear? I wear Nike Mercurial metals and moulds.

Are you any good at any other sports? I’m quite good at badminton, handball and boxing.

What other non-footballing sports people do you admire? I like watching boxing and rate it as a sport. I admire Tyson Fury. He’s come a long way, worked hard to get where he is now, and has amazing talent. He’s one of the best at what he does.

Who are your best friends in football? All the lads are my friends.

What is the best goal you've ever scored and could you describe it? The best goal I scored was at an Under-14s tournament against a team from Liverpool. They were rough and a good team and it was 0-0 with about two minutes to go. I dribbled past a couple of players and got a free-kick around the the half-way line. I stepped up to take it thinking there’s only one option, and it’s to score. I absolutely blasted it and the ball flew into the top right corner, leaving the keeper with no chance and we all celebrated like we won the Champions League.

Who do you think is the best player in the world in your position? The best striker in the world in my opinion is Mbappe or Haaland.

Which player did you look up to as a kid? I looked up to Aguero as a kid. I thought he was the best player at that point.

What is the most memorable match you have played in and why? The most memorable match I have played in was when I played for Phoenix United and we won 15-2. It was 2-2 at half-time and then I came on in the second half and scored nine.

Tell us something about yourself we might not know. I have a little side hustle selling exclusive trainers and clothes (@tl.kicks_).


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