Fleet­wood Town striker Jamie Proc­tor talks us through his football mem­o­ries.

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE ONE RESULTS -

First game you watched live? It was a Pre­ston North End game. I used to go ev­ery week with my dad Mick and my un­cle John from the age of about seven or eight. It was al­ways a great place to go. At that time Pre­ston were a re­ally good side and had just been pro­moted from League One and were go­ing for pro­mo­tion into the Premier League. First football hero? The strik­ers at Pre­ston North End dur­ing that pe­riod, so Jon Macken and then David Healy. Jon Macken was the best striker we had around that time and I looked up to him. I got to meet him a few times as I was mas­cot at Pre­ston for a cou­ple of matches, and then later he was on the Barns­ley bench for a game against them, so I had a few words with him af­ter­wards, although I ob­vi­ously didn’t tell him he was my hero. First pair of boots? Cham­pagne Adi­das Preda­tors that David Beck­ham had. I couldn’t wait to get them on ev­ery day for train­ing and I made sure I looked af­ter them – and so did my mum be­cause at that point my par­ents were pay­ing for my boots. First kit? It was a Pre­ston kit as when you were a mas­cot you used to get a free one. I was prob­a­bly about seven or eight at the time and I never wanted to take it off. My mum couldn’t get me out of football kits grow­ing up. First pro­fes­sional game? Away to Read­ing on the fi­nal day of the 2009-10 sea­son for Pre­ston. We got ham­mered 4-1, so it was a spe­cial day for me per­son­ally but a bad day for the team. The re­sult did sour the day a lit­tle bit but I am still proud to have made my de­but for the club I sup­ported when I look back. First pro­fes­sional goal? My first was against Wat­ford in the Cham­pi­onship in 2011 and once again it was on the fi­nal day of the sea­son, although this time it was a dif­fer­ent out­come as we beat them 3-1. It was great to score at Deep­dale in front of my fam­ily and friends. It was a spe­cial mo­ment for me. First red card? Last sea­son at Cam­bridge. I had only just re­turned from sus­pen­sion for col­lect­ing yel­low cards and then I went and got a three-match ban. I re­tal­i­ated and the ref­eree saw it fit to send me off. Of course I dis­agreed with him, but I want to make sure there is not a re­peat of that in the fu­ture.

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