WHEN his playing days are over, Jordan Fairclough may fancy himself becoming a football agent.
But right now, the Boston United defender’s main concern is holding down a place in the Pilgrims starting line-up.
It was the right back who alerted managers Jason Lee and Lee Canoville to the availability of his cousin Ben Fairclough, who joined the club earlier this month.
So is the defence-minded Fairclough set to be the next super agent?
“I don’t know about that,” he laughed. “I knew Ben wasn’t happy at Eastwood and I knew the gaffers were looking to bring some attack-minded players to the squad.
“I put two and two together and gave the gaffers a shout. It worked out as they signed him.”
The two cousins are both products of the Nottingham Forest academy. But at 23, Ben is two years his cousins senior, and they progressed through the ranks in different age groups.
But at Kidsgrove earlier this month, the duo finally got their wish of playing a competitive match together for the first time, as a right flank combination of defender and winger.
And now the younger Fairclough – who has been competing with Canoville, Liam Parker and Ben Wilkinson for a starting place – is hoping for more of the same.
“I’ve wanted to play with him since we were younger,” he said.
“We’ve both been at Forest since we were 10 and now it’s a coincidence we’re at same club.
“Hopefully, we can establish a partnership down the right-hand side.”