Young Everton defender Jack Tierney has credited club legend Leighton Baines for making him fall in love with the round leather game. He talked up the influence of Leighton Baines on his career in an interview with the official website of Everton as expressed his gratitude for the impact that the former Toffees left-back has made on his young football career.
Tierney, 16, is an Everton Under-18 defender and he has been a season ticket holder at Goodison Park since the age of five. The defender has been in good form for the Under-18 team under the managerial reign of Paul Tait this season. Everton legend Leighton Baines joined the coaching staff at the Under-18 team earlier in this campaign.