Under this level of scrutiny with his club behind closed doors and under the tabloid media spotlight, the pressures of modern football and raising a young family have weighed heavily on his young shoulders.
‘I was 19 when my son Archie was born,’ he says, pointing to the array of body art he has in honour of his family, including his daughter Delilah. ‘It gave me perspective. Juggling fatherhood, training and playing is tough. When I’m