A Premiership footballer finds his way through love, life and football when he is 'loaned out' to New Zealand.
Life doesn't always work out the way you want it to. Jack Bailey thought he was destined to be the next big thing, now some years on he's a jaded professional still wondering what might have been. He seems happy to last out his days as just another Premiership benchwarmer, until one day he's called into the assistant managers office and told he's being loaned out to a side in New Zealand. Now he must cast off the arrogance of youth if he is to be accepted by his new team mates.
This is a story of friendship, of hope and desire. Based on real events and personalities from my time covering professional football, I aim to reflect the life off the field that most people never see. But this is not just a book for football fans. A character driven narrative ensures that anyone who is interested in the human condition will find interest in this novel.
I have uploaded the first five chapters of the completed novel which has undergone a reworking following the encouraging comments from Harper Collins
cover designed by Jordyn Moullette