“It’s a dream come true for the boys to go back there, it’s the next best thing to pulling on a black-and-white shirt. My dad couldn’t play football, but he’s got an opinion on it! They are the worst people! He’s old-school. He will say exactly what he thinks, whether it’s right or wrong, he just comes out and says it. He swears a lot. But he supported me. When I was a kid, we had no manager, so he took over. He was president of a shipping company, so he knows how to handle people.
“I’m proud of them and, if I’m being honest, I think both of them are suited to a higher league. I might be a little bit biased, but I’ve been in the game for a long time and I know when people can play football. I’m looking forward to Luton getting promotion and seeing how they get on in a higher division.
“They were playing against my mates who were all professional players – Alan Shearer, Gary Speed, Warren Barton, Shay Given. They used to come round during the season and we had five-a-sides with all the kids. I don’t know if it was allowed. I don’t think the physio was very happy about it. But he used to join in as well.
“When the opportunity came up for Elliot, we had to weigh it up: When one of them is playing and the other isn’t, sometimes it’s difficult. But it’s much easier to see them play when they are both in the same place!”