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Shrew Kid On The Block - Jack Butts

12 November 2014

First-year academy scholar Jack Butts is next up in this season’s Shrew Kid On The Block series

Name: Jack Butts
Date of birth: 20/11/1997
Hometown: Birmingham
Position: Right back   

What school did you go to? Turves Green Boys’ School

What was the first team you played for? Royal Eagles

Do you have a nickname? If so, what it is? Buttsy

How were you spotted by Shrewsbury? I came on trial here

How long have you been at the club? Since June

What are your strengths as a player? Getting up and down the pitch

If you could improve one part of your game, what would it be? Skill

What would be a successful 12 months for you now? Earning a professional contract

What is the best piece of advice you’ve been given? Play every game like it’s your last

What boots do you wear? Volt yellow tiempos

Are you any good at any other sports? Yes, cricket

What other non-footballing sportsman do you most admire?
Jonny Wilkinson
What is your favourite pre-match meal?
Beans on toast
Who are your best friends in football? Jordan Williams (Cambridge United) and the scholars here

Do you use Twitter? If so, what is your Twitter name? Yes, it’s @Jackbutts2

Which team did you support as a boy? Aston Villa

What is the best goal you have ever scored and could you describe it? Playing for Birmingham at under-11s once, I ran from my own half and smashed the ball into the top corner

Who do you think is the best footballer in your position in the world?
Dani Alves
What is the most memorable match you have played in? Making an appearance for the under-21s last season

Academy team-mates
Best trainer? Niall Flint
Quickest? Josh Ginnelly
Best banter? Niall Flint
Hard man? Jeff Watkins
Biggest joker? Ryan Hickman
Most skilful? Josh Ginnelly
Worst haircut? Nathan Millis
Worst dressed? Alex Ashton
Biggest moaner? Jordan Wilson
Future manager? Ryan Hickman

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