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Tottenham fullback Kieran Trippier: I owe it all to Kelvin

Tottenham fullback Kieran Trippier says his older brother Kelvin has been his biggest career influence.

Despite the starry accolades, it is the influence of older brother Kelvin Lomax in his development that he is keen to acknowledge.

“When I was younger my brother was playing for Oldham," Trippier said. “He was League One and League Two, and he's the one I looked up to.

“I used to go and watch him every week, watching his training sessions at Oldham, playing there, kicking it against the wall.

“I just looked up to my brother because he was a professional and he was the one I wanted to follow.

“Unfortunately, he is not playing now but he's the one who has helped me a hell of a lot. He was a full-back. He was a right-back and left-back.

“He played a few games in the Football League and he's had a big impact on my career."

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