New Aston Villa defender Zat Knight has revealed how he was rejected by the club as a kid.
At 14, growing up with posters of Ron Atkinson's team on his bedroom walls, Knight was given a trial at Villa only to be told he was not good enough to earn schoolboy forms.
"I was disheartened," he told the Guardian. "I'd always supported Villa and it was a massive thing for me. I came down for a few weeks but they said I wasn't up to what they were looking for."