GOOD MORNING FOOTBALL FANS
Charlie Savage hopes to go one better than his old man — and make the grade at Manchester United.
But the 17-year-old midfielder says Scott McTominay, not his dad Robbie, is the main inspiration behind his goal to reach the Old Trafford first team.
He told SunSport: “The main inspiration for me is Scott — he’s the best with us. He comes over to talk to us. He had it difficult in the youth team.
“He didn’t play many matches but he just kept going and he proved it’s not always the standout players who make the first team.
“Sometimes it’s the players who might have had a back seat but they keep pushing and pushing.
“Scott, Marcus Rashford and also Brandon Williams all inspire us to improve and move forward.”
Meanwhile, England looks set to be handed at least four more Euro 2020 games – with Uefa braced for Dublin to effectively pull out of hosting on Wednesday.
And that would hand Gareth Southgate and his Three Lions the prospect of an extra match on home soil this summer, although NOT at Wembley.
Uefa’s deadline for the 12 scheduled venues to confirm they are able to stage games with crowds is close of business on Wednesday.
The Irish capital is believed by senior Uefa figures to be the most likely city to be unable to give Euro chiefs the guarantees they have sought, leaving the Aviva set to be stripped of its games.
And if so, it is now expected that the four games due to be played in Ireland will be switched to England, as the FA is already in advanced planning for seven games at Wembley.
And finally, Craig Dawson is a permanent West Ham player as a huge bonus from Monday’s thrilling win at Wolves.
The defender completed the required 15 Premier League appearances of 45 minutes or more in the terms of his loan deal from Watford in the 3-2 victory that put the Irons fourth.
It means Dawson’s one-year temporary contract now automatically becomes a two year fixed contract for a knockdown fee of £2.2 million.
Dawson, 30, said: “Coming to West Ham has been a great move for myself, and it is a privilege to play for a Club with such rooted traditions.
“The squad has a real togetherness, team spirit and great quality. I’m excited for what my future at the Club may hold and the potential for what we as a Club can go on to achieve.”