Blow for young foot­ball star

Evening Times - - FEATURES -

THE “un­luck­i­est young foot­baller in Scot­land” spoke out af­ter break­ing his thigh bone in a Scot­land youth in­ter­na­tional match.

Mark Mol­loy had some of the big­gest clubs in the UK look­ing for his sig­na­ture, in­clud­ing Celtic, Manch­ester United and Arse­nal.

But the then 14-year-old was dealt a mas­sive blow af­ter his thigh bone was split in two in a chal­lenge with an Eng­land youth goal­keeper in Peter­bor­ough.

How­ever, the per­sis­tent young­ster over­came the odds and even­tu­ally signed a pro­fes­sional con­tract with Celtic.

His stroke of bad luck con­tin­ued and, af­ter years in the lower leagues, re­tired in 2007.

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