From asphalt to Zlatan: Aden Flint’s long road to facing Manchester United

19 December 2017 02:13
Bristol City’s giant free-scoring centre-back used to lay roads on night shifts while playing non-league football, but now has his sights set on flattening the side he grew up supporting in the Carabao CupAden Flint smiles at the realisation that Zlatan Ibrahimovic had not long collected another league title for Juventus when the Bristol City defender swapped Pinxton for Alfreton Town in a move that saw him lay the groundwork for the roads he was driving on as well as a career in professional football.“I started tarmacking when I was playing at Alfreton,” explains Flint. “I was doing stupid hours, plus going to a Tuesday and a Saturday game. One time I was working on the roads in the day, in Nottingham, played a game at Alfreton on the evening and then drove to Grimsby for a nightshift, to tarmac. I got back at five in the morning. It was ridiculous. I don’t know how I did it, to be honest. It makes me tired just thinking about it now.” Related: Bristol City ride wave of emotion but Birmingham hit rock bottom Related: Aden Flint’s late strike helps Bristol City pull away from Sheffield United Continue reading. . read full article

Source: TheGuardian

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