Can you recognise these six famous Prestonian sporting superstars as children?

They are some of the biggest sporting stars Preston has ever produced ... but can you recognise them as children?

Thursday, 30th January 2020, 5:00 pm
Updated Friday, 31st January 2020, 5:20 pm
Okay this one may be a tad harder to fathom. But the young lad on the second right of the front row went on to play for Preston North End before making a name for himself with the all-conquering Liverpool side of the 1980s.

We've delved into our archives to dust off some snapshots of six of the city's most famous sportsmen as fresh-faced hopefuls. (Spoiler alert: it shouldn't be too difficult!)

Mark Lawrenson enjoyed a storied career with Preston North End and Liverpool before becoming a respected TV pundit.
This snap was taken in 1992, just before his cricketing career really got into Top Gear. Aged 15 when this picture was taken he went on to become one of England's greatest ever all-rounders.

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Preston's finest cricketing export, Andrew Flintoff, was England's Ashes hero in 2005. Since retiring he was developed a television career and now presents Top Gear.
The cheeky chappie on the left hand side of the photograph is a regular on screen these days as one of television's more thoughtful and articulate pundits. He's pictured here in 1988 being presented with trophies for his St Gregory's school football by team by PNE great Mick Baxter (back row, second right).
Is that beaming grin familiar? Pictured here in a family photograph from this England defender's days as a teenager with Blackburn Rovers academy.
After a long career with Everton, West Brom, Sunderland and Wigan, Kevin Kilbane retired and is now a TV pundit.
Who could this young chap be? This picture was taken 1933, making the young footballer aged around 11.
If you're having an argument about who is Preston's greatest ever sports stars, the answer is always Sir Tom Finney. He played 433 times for his hometown club, scoring 187 goals.
Born and raised in Preston but never played for PNE. Who could this footballing brainbox be?
Clark Carlisle enjoyed a long and successful career as a reliable central defender. Since retiring he has become an outspoken advocate for mental health.
This hard-hitting snap was taken 2007 showing this young boxing hopeful as a 16-year-old amateur. He's now making a real name for himself in the professional ranks.
Scott Fitzgerald is now one of Britain's most promising middleweight boxers, with a Commonwealth gold medal and a 14-0 record to his name.
Phil Jones, now of Manchester United, was England regular for many years after leaving Blackburn Rovers.