Promising start for Clitheroe’s Alex

RISING STAR: Alex Curran
RISING STAR: Alex Curran

WATCH out for Moorland School’s rising star Alex Curran – the midfield ace is one of Blackburn Rovers’ brightest young prospects.

The football-mad 13-year-old from Clitheroe once netted 50 goals in a season for Knuzden Youth, and first played for Rovers in their Under-10 side.

Now Alex has graduated into Blackburn’s junior Academy squad, and looks to have a promising future with the Premier League club.

“Junior Hoilett and Christopher Samba are my favourite players, and one day I’d love to be a professional footballer,” said Alex.

“It is fantastic to be involved with Blackburn Rovers – I’m so proud to wear the shirt.

“I’m a keen Blackburn fan and I go with my family to Ewood Park to watch every home game.”

Moorland have forged a reputation for nurturing young talent, with Manchester United striker John Cofie joining Burnley from the Clitheroe school, before his switch to Old Trafford four years ago. Moorland School’s football coach Charlie Jackson said: “Alex Curran is a very gifted and talented player, and he works very hard at his game.”

Alex added: “Having Charlie Jackson at Moorland is fantastic because he has really helped my development as a player, and I love the school.”

Headmaster Jonathan Harrison said: “Alex is another of our exciting crop of young players. We are very proud of him.”