Cork: Pop is an inspiration

03 February 2010 10:17
Jack Cork is hoping to make his father proud and prove he can cut it in the top flight with Burnley. The England Under-21 midfielder could make his debut on Saturday against West Ham after arriving on loan from Chelsea until the end of the season. It is a step up for Cork after similar spells with Bournemouth, Scunthorpe, Southampton, Watford and, most recently, Coventry. Dad Alan, who helped Wimbledon's `Crazy Gang' lift the 1988 FA Cup, will be taking a keen interest. Cork, who was born a year after that famous win against Liverpool, said: "I can take a lot from him as he tried to help out and tried to help me improve. He had a really good career and played his fair share of games. Mind you he was a different type of player to me. "He was the kind who would shout `Get into the box and head it son'. He was part of the Crazy Gang and all that stuff. All I remember was the long beard and the bald head!"

Source: PA