"When I was a youth team player at Everton I used to see Paul Gascoigne all the time.
"I loved watching him around the training ground. He was loud, always up to something. I was 16, sitting in the dressing room before a youth team game. Gazza came in. ‘Alright lads,’ he goes. ‘Any of you lot going out -tonight?’ Everyone looked at one -another.
"Everyone was thinking the same thing: What’s he up to?
"In the end, I had to say -something. ‘Yeah, I am.’ Gazza got out his wallet and handed me two £20 notes.
"‘Here you go pal,’ he said. ‘Have a nice night on me.’ I looked down at the money. None of the other lads could believe it – I’d just got a pay bonus off one of the greatest English midfielders ever."