UK time is: 08:21:30
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Jay keen to get stuck in

YOUNG BURNLEY forward Jay Rodriguez has been a part of the Stirling Albion squad for just over a week now and the 18-year-old is already turning a few heads.

Stirling are currently in the Irn Bru First Division, which is Scotland's equivalent of Burnley's Coca-Cola Championship. The quality though is far different, with the league being compared to the likes of League One and Two.

So when Albion pulled out all the stops to sign young starlet Rodriguez on loan until the end of the season, a player they have never heard of before, it was surprising when people started to take note.

'It's just the craziest thing really,' Rodriguez told me in an EXCLUSIVE interview with Vital Burnley,

'to have fans chanting your name, well I think it was my name, I heard Rodrig.., and then it went a bit muffled, but I am pretty sure it was me they were cheering for.'

Rodriguez made his first team debut for Stirling last weekend, coming on as a substitute with 25 minutes left at Celtic Park against the best club in Scottish football and one of the best in Europe.

Jay must have done something right in the game as his Stirling gaffer, Allan Moore, handed him the number 10 shirt for the home game against Livingston. A game which ended in a 4-1 defeat.

'It was a disappointing defeat to be beaten by such a big score line, especially when you have scored first and taken the lead, but that's football for you and we just have to kick on from it.'

Rodriguez is dividing his time between Burnley and Albion at the moment, as he trains with Burnley throughout the week and travels to Scotland on Friday evenings to take part in their game on the following day.

And the youngster admits it is hard doing the distance:

'Yeah, I'm at Burnley through the week, but it's not as though I just turn up in Stirling with no idea about what has gone on throughout the week.

'I keep in touch with the club whilst I am down in Burnley and they are great with me. I'm just delighted to get the opportunity at first team football and hopefully I can carry it into next season with Burnley when I return.'

We would like to thank Jay for taking the time to speak to us.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

The Journalist

Writer: M'R Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday January 20 2008

Time: 3:47PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
Brilliant interview, Martyn. great idea of yours and followed through to perfection! Give my personal thanks to Jay for his time & effort
turfmanphil
Report Abuse
20/01/2008 15:53:00

Well done Mertyn!!!! This is just what we need, some exclusive interviews with Burnley players!!! We should try getting a word with more! You think that'd be achievable???
AccyClaret
Report Abuse
20/01/2008 18:51:00

I can get some youth teamers and maybe adam kay
robbo-9-asfc
Report Abuse
20/01/2008 19:59:00

Adam Kay would be good, being on the periphery of the first team and now given a squad number
turfmanphil
Report Abuse
20/01/2008 22:01:00

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Burnley Articles

Archived Burnley Articles

List All Vital Burnley Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Burnley 2 - 3 Crystal Palace
Burnley 2 - 1 Q.P.R.
Newcastle 3 - 3 Burnley
Man City 2 - 2 Burnley
Burnley 0 - 1 Liverpool
Spurs 2 - 1 Burnley

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
14. WBA 22 5 7 10 -9 22
15. Aston Villa 22 5 7 10 -14 22
16. Sunderland 22 3 11 8 -14 20
17. Burnley 22 4 8 10 -15 20
18. Hull City 22 4 7 11 -10 19
19. Q.P.R. 22 5 4 13 -16 19
20. Leicester City 22 4 5 13 -14 17

Breaking League News

FA Cup Still In Arsenal's Sights
Arsenal : 25/01/2015 21:00:00
Can Swansea City Bounce Back vs Southampton?
Swansea : 25/01/2015 20:52:00
Lambert Thrilled With Progression
Aston Villa : 25/01/2015 19:17:00
Hammers Are #15!
West Ham : 25/01/2015 18:07:00
Sam`s View - Bristol City (a) FA Cup 4th Round
West Ham : 25/01/2015 17:59:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

How confident are you we can escape the drop?
Suggested By:  Vital Burnley Admin
Great Chance We Can 54%
Mildly Confident 23%
Sitting on the Fence! 3%
Not Confident but Hoping 12%
No Chance We Can 8%