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U18s questionnaire: Ben Pike

2 February 2022

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

Date of birth: 13/10/2004.

Place of birth: Sheffield.

Position: Centre-back.

What school did you go to? All Saints (Sheffield).

What was the first team you played for? Sheffield United.

Do you have a nickname? Pikey.

How were you spotted by Scunthorpe? I was scouted.

How long have you been at the club for? 10 months.

Who has been the biggest influence on you since joining the club? My dad and coaches.

What are your strengths as a player? Good in the air and with the ball.

If you could improve one part of your game, what would it be? Physical strength.

What is the best piece of advice you've been given? Work hard.

What boots do you wear? Phantoms.

Are you any good at any other sports? Basketball.

What other non-footballing sports people do you admire? Michael Jordan and Tyson Fury.

Who are your best friends in football? Robbo (Josh Robertson) and Poults (Harrison Poulter).

What is the best goal you've ever scored and could you describe it? A penalty to send my school into the final of a cup.

Who do you think is the best player in the world in your position? Virgil van Dijk.

Which player did you look up to as a kid? Ronaldo.

What is the most memorable match you have played in and why? Youdan Cup Final.

Tell us something about yourself we might not know. I had a season ticket at Sheffield Wednesday for seven years.


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