Carlisle United academy chief Eric Kinder has revealed how his predecessor refused to release Jarrad Branthwaite.
Branthwaite is now a first teamer with Everton, but it could've been very different if not for the faith shown by former Carlisle youth chief Darren Edmondson.
Kinder recalled to the Liverpool Echo: "Darren said no and stuck his neck out.
"Jarrad was such a quiet lad you didn't even know he was there so all the credit must go to Darren Edmondson. It's incredible. Jarrad could have been gone at 14, 15-years-old."
Kinder reels off two dates.
"July 2020, he is starting in the Premier League for Everton....unbelievable."
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