Welcome back to In The Spotlight, the website interview series where we get to know more about the players who don the Gladiator blue, today’s entry is forward Joel Purkiss

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Name: Joel Purkiss
Position: Forward
Date Of Birth: 21/06/1990
Home town: Sheffield
Former Clubs: Rushall Olympic – Chasetown – Sheffield FC
Supporter of: Sheffield Wednesday
Best Ground Played On: Hillsborough
Worst Ground Played On: Sheffield FCs at Xmas
Favourite Goal Scored: Stoppage time winner a volley away at Belper when I was 17
Most Memorable Moment In Football: Going over to play in New York and Florida
Worst Moment in Football: Ruptured my spleen playing when I was 17
Best Mate In Football: 3 of them all play and at different levels! Elliot Simpson at Hallam FC. Kyle Walker at Tottenham and Joe Jerrison at Sheffield bankers
Best Moment At Matlock Town: I’ve not had a best yet but worst is having to listen to Ted (Cribley) moan all the time again!
Hobbies: Football, golf, bowling any kind of sports
Favourite TV Programme: Family Guy or Two and a half men
Favourite Choice Of Music: RnB and hip hop
Favourite Song: Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell – Ain’t no mountain high enough
Favourite Clothing Label: Pegador
Favourite Food: Nandos
Favourite Drink: Southern Comfort and lemonade
Favourite Video Game: Fifa and Roller coaster Tycoon

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