Liam’s got his shooting boots on

Liam Fannon

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LIKE his hero, Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero, pocket dynamo Liam Fannon cannot stop scoring.

nd now Moorland School’s golden shot has signed up for Accrington Stanley.

Twelve-year-old Liam, a Year Eight student at the Clitheroe School, re-wrote the record books when he scored half-a-dozen goals in Moorland’s 16-0 English Schools’ Football Assocation victory over Our Lady’s Sports College, Lancaster.

Moorland’s flying winger also netted four times in a 12-2 Lancashire Cup win – and his growing goalscoring prowess has seen him snapped up by the League Two club.

Liam said: “I train at Accrington Stanley three times a week and it is fantastic.

“I’ve been down on matchdays at Accrington and they’ve allowed me to go into the players’ lounge and that was a great honour.

“It is such a friendly place and to be involved with a league club is so special.

“My dream is to be a professional footballer.

“I know it is very hard and there’s a lot of competition, but I’m determined to work extra hard to try and achieve my dream.

“I like to play on the wing, but most of all I enjoy scoring goals.

“I love watching the big stars and I’ve always admired Sergio Aguero, the way he can finish, and he is such a brilliant player.”

Charlie Jackson, head of football development at Moorland School, said: “Liam is very diligent and he has impressed the Accrington Stanley academy coaches enough 
to be offered a contract 
there.

“I think he should be very proud and, hopefully, one day Liam will achieve his 
dream of playing professionally.”

Moorland has forged a strong reputation for nurturing young talent, with several former 
pupils joining the professional ranks, including Blackburn Rovers’ Joe Grayson, the son of Preston North End boss Simon.