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What did Preston defender get for his FA Cup goal against Man United? £1 from his granny

Scott Laird has a goal bonus with a difference.

Laird after scoring last night.
Laird after scoring last night.
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MANCHESTER UNITED NEEDED second half goals from Ander Herrera, Marouane Fellaini and Wayne Rooney to prevent Preston North End from causing a massive upset in the FA Cup fifth round last night.

The League One club had gone ahead on 47 minutes on Deepdale through full-back Scott Laird, who has today revealed that he received a rather unique ‘goal bonus’ from his grandmother for the deflected strike.

“Every time we scored as kids, she used to give me and my brothers a pound,” he told BBC Somerset. ”Even though I’m 26 now, I still carry that tradition on.

“She was the first person I rang last night and I said ‘I want that pound. I tried saying I wanted a bit more because it was against Manchester United, but she says that wasn’t in the contract.

“It’s something I’ll be going on with until the end of my career.

The defender has scored seven goals for his current club so the piggy bank must be getting quite full at this point.”

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