What to do for a nine-year-old’s birthday when the UK is in lockdown?
When you’re Jon Walters and your son is football mad, you dust off an old Eddie Niedzwiecki training routine and let him fire in few lovely volleys into an empty net.
It’s a practice that still gets the thumbs up from Peter Crouch, eight years to the day since the best volley of them all – that beauty that sailed over Joe Hart for Stoke City against Manchester City at the Britannia Stadium.
Walters wrote on Twitter: “The little man’s 9th Birthday today. Home schooling and his PE lesson for the day. An Eddie Niedzwiecki volley special.”
Crouch replied: “I was a big fan of that sesh!”
Other former Stoke players also chipped in with birthday greetings.
Charlie Adam said: “Uncle Ed still doing the old classics.”
Geoff Cameron said: “Happy birthday little man!!! Better then your father already.”