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21st October 2005 22:45

Young Guns: an exclusive Q&A with a top youngster

Alex John Baptiste

Look out for a new player each week on Sky Sportzine as we get the lowdown on the Young Guns.

Name: Alex John Baptiste
Current club: Mansfield Town
Position: Defender

What club did you support growing up?

What are your aims for this season?
Get promotion

Where do you see yourself (playing) in 2010?
Hopefully Championship or Premiership

Who is the most difficult opponent you have played against?
Nicolas Anelka

Who is the most skilful player you have played with?
Scott Sellars

If you could change one thing about football what would it be?
Clear up the offside rule

What is your opinion on the youth system in this country?
Yes I think it is good

What would your best piece of advice be for young footballers?
Don't give up

What would you say your strengths and weaknesses in football are?
Strengths is that I am quick and I read the game well, while my weakness is probably my height

Describe what type of footballer you are in three words
Mobile, athletic, quick

What would you say your best position is?
Centre half

Who would you say is your biggest influence in the game?
Paul Holland and Tony Vaughan

Have you achieved any international honours?
I have been on stand-by for England's Under-20s

Does speculation bother you?
No, try not to

Did you captain a school team? Do you excel at any other sports?
No I didn't - but I was quite good at cricket and tennis

Which of these options motivates you more, money or medals?

Who will win the 2006 World Cup finals in Germany?

What car do you drive?
Renault Clio


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