After impressively breaking through into Bristol City’s first-team squad during the latter stages of the 2015/16 season; in which he helped the Robins stave off relegation from the Championship, Zak Vyner already cannot wait for the start of next season.
The 19-year-old, who made his debut against Milton Keynes Dons back in February, has excelled under newly appointed head coach Lee Johnson at Ashton Gate and is already focused on working his way further up the gaffer’s pecking order next term.
But just before the highly-rated defender heads off for the summer break, Vyner took some time out to take on Shoot’s Quick-Fire Round…
1. Who is your footballing idol?
“Past, I would say Rio Ferdinand. Then a bit more recent, I would say Vincent Kompany.”
2. What is the one thing you couldn’t live without?
“I know everyone young would probably say this, but it is definitely my phone [laughs].”
3. Do you have a party trick?
“When I was younger, I was known to pull out the worm at parties. And I mean it worked! It was good.”
4. Tell us something we wouldn’t know about you?
“Well my Dad did a book called ‘World Teams’; like a children’s football book, and I featured in that as a youngster, because I am half-Kenyan, as the Kenyan boy in that.”
5. If you weren’t a footballer, what would you be?
“God knows! I would probably be a student, I probably would have gone to college. It was always just football [during school] for me. I would like to be a coach. I have already got my coaching badges, I have got a few. Yeah, I would love to be a coach.”
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