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Career ladder: Jack Lester

26 November 2012

Name:Jack Lester
Position: Striker
Date of Birth: 08/10/1975
Club: Chesterfield
Previous Clubs: Grimsby Town, Doncaster Rovers (loan), Nottingham Forest, Sheffield United.

What do you remember about your first ever match?
Losing to Oldham Athletic [for Grimsby Town], 3-1 I think the score was. It was a home game in the npower Championship and we got a completely out-played.

Who was your childhood hero?
I watched nearly all of Mexico '86. I was 10 and couldn't believe how good Diego Maradona was, so I'd say him.

When did you realise you had a chance to progress in the game?
When I was 16, I had the chance to go to Sheffield United or Grimsby Town - so then I suppose.

Which coach has had the biggest influence on your career?
The reason I chose Grimsby was because of Richard O'Kelly the youth team manager. He was brilliant.

What did you spend your first wage packet on?
Not a lot, probably petrol.

Does your squad number have a special meaning to you?
No, I've had loads. I've been 14 for six years now so I'll probably stick with that.

Who did you last swap shirts with?
Ian Harte. That's the only time I've done it.

How has the game changed for the better since you became a pro?
I'm not sure it has, too many changes have been made regarding the rules. It needs to be left alone.

If you could have coached yourself when you were a teenager, what advice would you have passed on?
Relax in the box.

If you stay in the game at the end of your career, what will you do? a) Manager b) Coach c) Scout d) Physio e) Pundit?
A manager or a coach.

What do you want to be best remembered for at the end of your career?
Just as a good player.

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