AFC Wimbledon new boy Aaron Ramsdale has revealed he is trying to take the same kind of career route as Manchester United’s Dean Henderson.
If you do get on the bench, then you are one step away from playing in the Premier League.
I could have probably been back in six weeks or two months, but it would have given me more problems in the long run.”
He is best friends with Jussi Jaaskelainen’s son William and used the Finnish stopper’s house as his digs. But he was released for being too small at 15, when he was 5ft 7in.
They didn’t want to take a risk if they had already got a 6ft 2in goalkeeper. I found myself at Sheffield United and by the time I was 16 and had become a first-year scholar, I was 6ft 1 – my growth had started. I’m 6ft 3 now.”
He tends to be a little riskier. Sometimes it comes off and sometimes it doesn’t. You can try to find the middle ground.”