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Bohan already planning his first goal celebration

Bohan Dixon has been plucked from obscurity – but is already planning the celebration for his first Stanley goal.

Bohan Dixon

Bohan Dixon has been plucked from obscurity – but is already planning the celebration for his first Stanley goal.

The 22-year-old striker was spotted by Reds boss Paul Cook playing in the Liverpool Saturday and Sunday leagues and was signed up as a player to develop over the coming months.

Not that Dixon sees it like that as he wants to hit the ground running from the start of the season and make his mark on League Two.

"I am not a bench warmer and I want to start," said the tall frontman. "I am a confident player and I want to be in from the beginning of the season.

"I must admit I have thought about a goal celebration for my first league goal but I am not telling anyone!"

Dixon admitted his career could have taken a whole different route in the summer.

He had been playing in the local leagues while doing courses in construction as he looked to get a job on a building site.

Dixon said: "I had been doing a few courses and had played semi-professional football in the Welsh league and at Burscough.

"I was playing in the Saturday and Sunday leagues , scored about 25 goals in each and was just deciding where to go next.

"I didn’t know any scouts were watching me and I never expected to be signed for a professional club and I was absolutely made up when Paul Cook asked me to sign. I think I am still in shock now that I am a professional footballer and I don’t think it has kicked in, even though my legs are killing me from pre-season training."

He did have a ready-made friend at the club as he knew Toto Nsiala from around the Liverpool area.

"It was good to have a friend here as I know Toto. But it’s a big chance for me. I have never really taken football seriously but now I have to."

 

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