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.