Preston FA Cup Hero Gets £1 Goal Bonus For Scoring Against Manchester United

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The left-back might have expected more for a goal against Manchester United…
Preston left-back – and goalscorer in the 3-1 FA Cup loss at home to Manchester United – Scott Laird, has been given a £1 goal bonus from his Grandma after his cup heroics on Monday night.

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Laird, whose second half goal against the English giants was his seventh for Preston, explained that it had been a tradition his Grandma had upheld throughout his career.

Speaking to BBC Sport the Lilywhites player said, “Every time we scored as kids, she used to give me and my brothers a pound.”

The defender, who was born in Somerset, is from a footballing family. His dad Craig used to manage Weston-super-Mare, brothers Callum and James have played at non-league level, while his other brother is currently playing at university in Tampa in the USA.

Scott himself started out at Plymouth Argyle before a move to Stevenage which proved fruitful for him, scoring 20 times in 216 games.

Preston took the lead through Laird’s strike and for a brief moment in the game it looked as if the FA Cup could be about to throw up another shock.

The goalscorer was disappointed his Grandma wouldn’t up the goal bonus taking into consideration who he’d scored against, “She was the first person I rang last night and I said ‘I want that pound’,” he added.

“I tried saying I wanted a bit more because it was against Manchester United, but she says that wasn’t in the contract.

“It’s something I’ll be going on with until the end of my career.”

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