David Brooks reveals Wales manager Ryan Giggs was childhood hero

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Bournemouth star David Brooks says current Wales manager Ryan Giggs was his childhood hero growing up. 

The 21-year-old from Warrington was given his competitive debut under Ryan Giggs last year and has since gone on to come a pivotal part of the Welsh national team.

His performances have seen him earn the Wales Player of the year and Young Player of the Year at the FAW Awards on Thursday evening. He became the first player to claim the award in the same season.

Brooks revealed his support for Giggs’ club Manchester United on Thursday: “I was a United fan. I wouldn’t say I had a picture of him on my wall but yeah obviously he is a hero of mine,

“He has a nice left foot and has played at the highest level so you have to look up to him.

“Whatever advice he gives I am going to take on board.”

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Brooks was absent in Wales’ friendly win over Trinidad & Tobago as Ryan Giggs named an experimental side at the Racecourse Ground.

An ankle injury ruled him out of that fixture but Brooks is hopeful to play a part in today’s opening qualifier with Slovakia. 

But as David Brooks begin his first European Championship campaign with Wales after playing in the UEFA Nations League, the former Sheffield United midfielder is excited for what lies ahead for Welsh football.

“I think obviously when I came in during the last campaign it was towards the end, so to start the campaign this time is really exciting for myself and the team

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“I think all our fixtures are tough, the group has quality throughout so we will have to be at our best in every game.

“But we will go into Sunday and every game with the belief we can win.”

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