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Team-mates: Scunthorpe United defender Scott Wiseman

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Best mate at the club?

That would be Stephen Dawson. We have played together for about five years, at Scunthorpe now and Barnsley before that. I speak to him about four times a day after football. He never stops ringing my phone! I am like his dad – I have to look after him!

Last to pay for dinner?

I think I have to go for our midfielder, Sam Mantom. He is well known among the lads for being tight! He seems to have that tag. It comes from a story where he was sent to buy coffee for the boys, but instead of going to Starbucks he went to McDonald’s as they’re cheaper – that’s not right is it?

Worst dressed?

That would be Neal Bishop – he definitely dresses his age of 35! He has some strange clobber. He loves trackie bottoms and grandad jumpers, that sort of thing. It is not a good look.

Dressing room DJ?

That is Tom Hopper. To be fair, he is normally quite good. His stuff is popular. He listens to the lads and puts on whatever the group wants. It is never anything too aggressive and it always goes down well. So, long may he continue in the role.

Late for training?

Hakeeb Adelakun, no doubt! I have never seen anyone like him! He is the most relaxed man in football and does everything in his own time and his own world. He is only on time if someone picks him up and drags him out of bed.

Teacher’s pet?

I am going to have to say Stephen Dawson, even if he is my mate! He looks like he is first in with some of the staff members, so we always take the mick out of him for that. We put his initials on his peg, like the staff do, and stuff like that. He gets a bit of stick for being like a staff member.

Teacher’s pet: Scunthorpe United captain Stephen Dawson (photo: Action Images / John Clifton)

First on the dance floor?

I would probably have to go for Stephen Dawson again! He likes being the centre of attention and getting up – if his missus is not there anyway! If she is, he is a different character. Annoyingly, he is not a bad dancer either!

Most likely to disgrace themselves on a Christmas party?

We went to Dublin for two days this year and it was a great event. The lads behaved very well. We stuck together for the whole time. Nobody really disgraced themselves and I’m telling the truth with that, too!

Worst tattoo?

I am going to name and shame Luke Williams. He has two crowns on his Achilles, which he claims are for his nieces – but we know they are not. And then he has one of the island of Bermuda on his ankle bone. He got it because he went to the harbour once. It’s horrendous.

Partial to a sunbed?

Josh Morris does the lot: teeth whitened, hair creamed, tan topped up the whole year. Kevin van Veen often has a glow about him, too!

Will be the best manager?

Neal Bishop has a good head on his shoulders and treats people in the right way, so I think he will. I am a mortgage adviser for players and have my own business, so I won’t be going that way.

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