Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Hats off to Young Starlet Mason

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Hats off to Young Starlet Mason

Article excerpt

I HONESTLY thought that all of the build-up about a 15-year-old kid set to play for Derby against the Boro was kidology and a wind-up.

I just didn't see it happening - to the point that I said on the Three Legends show on Real Radio that I would eat my hat if Mason Bennett started at the Riverside.

Lo and behold I was left munching on a bit of head gear, but for the record I don't wear Australian hats with corks hanging from them, honestly.

The Bush Tucker Man look isn't me. It belonged to one of the former presenters, who left to move Down Under.

Credit to the lad for breaking through at such an early age though.

It shows great faith from his manager to put him in. And what a story to tell his mates at school, although he might have to wait to pass it on to a few of them because it's half-term now. …

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