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Larkspur Rovers chairman full of pride seeing Lamptey succeed with Brighton

The junior coach of Brighton fullback Tariq Lamptey is full of pride seeing him in the Premier League.

Ron Durrant is chairman of Larkspur Rovers of West London, where Lamptey began playing his football.

He is proud of the part he played in Lamptey's journey in becoming a Premier League star.

"If I'm ever telling anyone a story, I can always say that one of my players used to play for Chelsea, now plays at Brighton and has represented England at youth level," he told The Sun.

"It's a feather in the cap of Larkspur's cap and the coaches here, and we're really proud of him.

"He's a great lad with a first class attitude. I remember in the first lockdown we had last year I was walking with my dog, I looked up and saw Tariq running with his brother and we waved at one another.

"It was funny to see him as a Premier League player just jogging around Northolt to keep fit.

"That shows what kind of a guy he is and how determined he is to succeed. He's not afraid to put in that extra bit of work to push himself further and is a model pro."

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