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Shrew Kid On The Block - Ethan Jones

22 October 2014

First-year academy scholar Ethan Jones is up first in this season's Shrew Kid On The Block series

Name: Ethan Jones
Date of Birth: 04/04/1998
Hometown: Dudley
Position: Striker   

What school did you go to? High Arcal School.

What was the first team you played for and were they any good? Castle Youth, and they were very good.

Do you have a nickname? If so, what it is? Not really, people just call me Eth.

How were you spotted by Shrewsbury? After Wolves, they phoned me to come down.

How long have you been at the club? This is my third year.

Who has been the biggest influence on you since joining the club? My family.

What are your strengths as a player? Speed, power and strength.

If you could improve one part of your game, what would it be? To stay switched on more.

What would be a successful 12 months for you now? To be with the first team and trying to get a squad number.

How much interaction do you have with the first team? Not a lot.

What is the best piece of advice you’ve been given? Just to be confident.

What boots do you wear? Nike Hypervenoms or Mercurials.

Are you any good at any other sports? Yes, basketball.

What other non-footballing sportsman do you most admire? Jon Jones, the UFC fighter.

Do you use Twitter? If so, what is your Twitter name? Yes, it’s @AlmightJones98.   

Which team did you support as a boy? Arsenal.

What is the best goal you have ever scored and could you describe it? Against Chasetown this year, it was a very good volley.

Who do you think is the best footballer in your position in the world? Lionel Messi.

What is the most memorable match you have played in? Birmingham away at Wolves.

Academy team-mates
Best trainer? Niall Flint.
Quickest? Ben Burton.
Best banter? Ryan Hickman.
Hard man? Jeff Watkins.
Biggest joker? Ryan Hickman.
Most skilful? Josh Ginnelly.
Worst haircut? Nathan Millis.-
Best dressed? Joe Kenton.
Worst dressed? Ben Burton.
Future manager? Ryan Hickman.

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