November 10th, 2015
Episode 280 of 655 episodes
Jamie Vardy's rise from Stocksbridge Park Steels to the top of the Premier league scoring charts and international honours has given hope to all non-league footballers. George Riley is joined by the former Spurs manager David Pleat, the Luton Town boss John Still and Mark Clemmit to look at the untapped talent in non-league football. We ask whether there are players who could cut it at the highest level and what the top clubs are doing to identify the next Vardy, Chris Smalling, Ian Wright or John Barnes. We speak to the men who scouted Vardy and Smalling, and current premier league players Tyrone Mings and Dwight Gayle share their experiences of making this journey. Finally we receive a live scouting report on someone who is hoping to follow in the footsteps of Vardy and co, the top scorer in the National League, Moses Emmanuel.