Football fanatic Daniel ready for Wembley appearance

PUBLISHED: 17:47 10 October 2008 | UPDATED: 13:39 06 May 2010

YOUNG football fanatic Daniel Bradly will run out onto the Wembley pitch tomorrow (Saturday) when England play Kazakhstan. The nine-year-old from ragged hall Lane in Chiswell Green, was paicked as a team mascot after winning an online competition which hi

YOUNG football fanatic Daniel Bradly will run out onto the Wembley pitch tomorrow (Saturday) when England play Kazakhstan.

The nine-year-old from ragged hall Lane in Chiswell Green, was paicked as a team mascot after winning an online competition which his dad Richard had entered him in.

Daniel, who is a pupil at St Columba's College, is an attacking midfielder for the St Albans Rangers U10s and his favourite team is Liverpool.

His mother Suzanne said Saturday would be a dream come true for Daniel: "He's extremely excited to be a mascot and if he gets to meet his hero Steven Gerrard he'll be over the moon."

The Bradly family - including Daniel's brother Ben, aged 13, and sister Anna, aged 15 - have seen England play at Wembley previously, but Saturday's sell-out game will be something special. More than 90,000 fans will attend the World Cup 2010 qualifier, and Daniel will get to watch the match from a ringside seat with the 10 other mascots.

Daniel will be up bright and early on Saturday to prepare for the 5:15pm kick-off, and Suzanne said the event has become a family affair: "As well as myself, Richard and Ben, Daniel's also got an uncle, a granddad and an uncle coming to enjoy the game," she said.

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