You’d have thought a goal against Manchester United would be worth more…
Preston North End’s goalscorer – who put them in front briefly against Manchester United on Monday night – Scott Laird, has been given a £1 goal bonus from his Grandma.
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The left-back explained that it had been a tradition from when him and his brother were kids that his Grandma would give them a pound when they scored.
Laird comes from a footballing family, with his Dad having managed Weston-super-Mare, his brothers Callum and Jamie having played at non-league level and his other brother currently playing football at university in Tampa in the United States.
The goal which put Preston ahead was Laird’s seventh since signing for the Lancashire club from Stevenage, where he made 216 appearances, scoring 20 goals.
Unfortunately for the goalscorer though, he said that despite his best efforts, his grandma wouldn’t pay out any more due to the calibre of opponent, “She was the first person I rang last night and I said ‘I want that pound’.
“I tried saying I wanted a bit more because it was against Manchester United, but she says that wasn’t in the contract.
“It’s something I’ll be going on with until the end of my career.”