Working at McDonalds at 18, Premier League player at 20

The impact of being released can make young footballers stop in their tracks. It can even put them off the game completely. This player's story of fortitude & shifts at Mcdonalds went on to make him a Premier League player.

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ESTABLISHED: Sheffield United made a strong return to the Premier League with Basham being an important player for them.

Sorry, we aren't going to offer you a place in our academy next season. They are words no young footballer wants to hear. The fact is this happens thousands of times a year. It is common.

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