JACK Johnstone wants to be the next Robbie Blake - after being snapped up by Burnley Football Club at the tender age of eight.
The striker, from Oswaldtwistle, caught the attention of Clarets Centre of Excellence coach Andy Farrell a couple of years ago who was impressed by his skills and pace at such a young age.
The St Peters and St Pauls pupil, though, was too young to sign up then but former Burnley player Ashley Hoskin and Farrell spotted his talents again - and this time the Clarets wasted no time in snapping him up on a 12-month contract.
"His nickname is "Scholesy" because he has ginger hair - everyone calls it him," said dad Duncan, whose other son Curtis has been helping Jack hone his skills. "He is small and quick - I don't know where he gets his football talent from!"
Jack hasn't been playing for a team regularly although has played for Huncoat United and Blackburn Town.
He had been training at Blackburn's Academy but has given it up now Burnley have offered him a contract.
He doesn't mind switching to Turf Moor as he is a Clarets fan - and his hero is forward Robbie Blake.