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U18s questionnaire: Charley Strouther

12 January 2022

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

Date of birth: 16/10/2004.

Place of birth: Mansfield.

Position: Striker/left-winger.

What school did you go to? Garibaldi School.

What was the first team you played for? Clipstone Welfare Colts.

Do you have a nickname? Chaz.

How were you spotted by Scunthorpe? A coach's recommendation.

How long have you been at the club for?
Three-and-a-half years, since the summer of 2018.

Who has been the biggest influence on you since joining the club? My dad at home, Tony Daws at football.

What are your strengths as a player? Pace, power, dribbling.

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

What is the best piece of advice you've been given? You have to make sacrifices and don’t give up.

What boots do you wear? Nike Mercurials.

Are you any good at any other sports? Athletics (sprinting).

What other non-footballing sports people do you admire? Usain Bolt.

Who are your best friends in football? Harry (Elliott-Bell), Foz (Owen Foster) and Lobs (Oliver Lobley).

What is the best goal you've ever scored and could you describe it? I ran with the ball down the wing from my own half, into the box and smashed it to the far bottom right corner. Either that, or where I scorpion kicked the ball from behind me over my head from our goal kick, over the defender’s head and then took the ball round the keeper.

Who do you think is the best player in the world in your position? Cristiano Ronaldo.

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

What is the most memorable match you have played in and why? Playing at Wembley for my Primary School, representing Mansfield Town at half time of the League Two 2016 Play-Off Final.

Tell us something about yourself we might not know. I represented Mansfield for 100m and 200m sprint a couple of years ago, and was supposed to represent the whole of Nottinghamshire afterwards.

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