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At home with the skipper

16 April 2020

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Billy Sharp became the latest player to speak to the media via Skype earlier this week and he started by talking about how he and his household are coping with the lockdown the UK currently finds itself under to hopefully prevent the spread of Covid-19.

The Blades skipper and his eldest son Leo have proved to be a big hit on social media in recent weeks, the 'mini Sharp' reenacting a number of famous goals from some of the biggest names in the game, past and present.

And Billy is pleased the elements have been kind, remarking: "The weather is definitely helping; we've all been in the garden every day.

"It's nice to be outside, spending quality time with the kids and do all the things that sometimes I don't get to do because I'm off playing football.

"To see him (Leo) progressing in the garden is something good that has come out of the lockdown. He loves kicking the ball about, which is good to see.

"I can't do the free-kicks that he's been doing! He's curling the ball around mannequins, up and over the wall and into the top corner.

"He's been doing all sorts of recreations and it's good to see people, especially Blades fans, are inspired from it."

The skipper added: "My wife (Jade) does Maths and English with him and I did something called sweaty socks with our younger one (Milo), where he has to work out items that I show him, put the starting letter of that item into the right sock.

"Again, it's something else I can do with him because they'd usually do it at school when I'm at training."

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