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Getting To Know: Jak Alnwick

Find Out A Bit More About On Loan 'Keeper

2 June 2020

Jak Alnwick has spent this season on loan at Blackpool from Rangers, featuring 24 times prior to sustaining an injury.

But how much do you know about his interests away from the pitch, as well as some of his favourite achievements on it? 

Read his answers to some of our questions below: 

Who was your sporting hero growing up?

Peter Schmeichel. He was a different kind of keeper who set a trend for the new era of goalkeeping.

What’s the best bit of advice you’ve taken on board?

Mine was ‘I don’t care how you do it, just keep the ball out of the net’. That came more from my brother, who was at Sunderland at the time.

Do you have any pre-match superstitions?

Not really, I put everything left on first, but I think that’s because I’m left-footed. I touch the cross bar and both posts, but nothing major.

Favourite save you’ve made in your career so far? 

There are three that a very similar that I’ve made. One was off Billy Sharp when I was at Port Vale, one was last season against Wycombe and the other was off Chris Wood.  They were all cut across and wide open goal and I’ve thrown myself at them. I’d probably pick the Billy Sharp one. 

What gloves are you currently wearing? 

One Glove. I’ve worn them for years and they’re the best gloves. 

What would you have been if not a footballer?

I don’t know. I’d have stayed in sport and done something to do with property, like development. 

What is your favourite TV series?

My guilty pleasure is Great British Bake Off.

What is your favourite film?

Remember The Titans.

Is there a save you’ve watched somebody make that you’d have loved to have made yourself?  

Probably one of my earliest memories, which was David Seaman in the FA Cup against Sheffield United. Just because of his age and with people saying he was past it, I really took notice of it. It’s a save I’d liked to have made.  

Alongside yourself, name another four players who would make up your ultimate five-aside team. 

Virgil Van Dijk, Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Zinedine Zidane. 


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