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#AskConroy

By Daniel Prince

Last week, we asked South Shields players, supporters and Twitter followers to send in their questions for midfielder David Conroy.

The 22-year-old, who rejoined the Mariners in the summer, and has so far made nine appearances over two spells at his hometown club.

We caught up with him after Wednesday’s League Cup loss at Penrith to put your questions to him, after Chris Locke took part in the feature a week earlier.

So, over to you…

Q: Which clubs did you play for before coming back to Shields? (From South Shields fan Bob Scott, via email)

A: I played for Boldon CA the season before last, and last season I was playing for Jarrow FC.

Q: Do you have any pre-match superstitions? (From SSFC)

A: I don’t have any real superstitions, but I do get changed right side first, so I put my right shin pad on, as well as my right sock and right boot, then my left side.

Q: Can you go through a full 90 minutes without using the outside of your right foot? (From @achilton1 on Twitter)

A: Since I don’t have a left foot, I have to use it!

Q: What’s it like to have loyal fans that come to support you? (From @Deanyannetta on Twitter)

A: The fans are brilliant travelling the distances they do to support the team.

Q: If you were to compare yourself to one Premier League player, who would it be and why? (From SSFC)

A: I would probably compare myself to Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere, as he’s the only one who has had as many ankle injuries as me.

Q: As a Shields lad, how do you feel playing for your hometown club? (From South Shields fan Bob Scott, via email)

A: I was at Shields a few years ago and it didn’t work out, so ever since then it has been my aim to play for them again. I’m really enjoying my football here now.

Q: What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given? (From SSFC)

A: I’ve never really been given any advice from anyone.

Q: Are you better than Wigan striker Martyn Waghorn? (From Christopher Morton – @Morton30 – on Twitter)

A: Am I better than Waghorn? So I’ve heard.

Q: If you were stuck on a desert island and had to choose one South Shields player to be with, who would it be and why? (From SSFC)

A: That would be Tally (James Talbot), because you can never shut him up.

Q: Who do you think has got the worst hairline, you or @Beavo69 [Paul Campbell] (From @CraigGray18 on Twitter)

A: Paul Campbell definitely! He’s like Gervinho!

Q: Which current Shields player do you think is most likely to go on and become a manager? (From SSFC)

A: Chris Locke will be a good manager, because he never stops talking and organising.

You can follow David on Twitter @DavidConroy4

The #AskAPlayer series will continue throughout the season, and the next edition is likely to be in October.

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