Wide-man Lawrence Bean came to the club as a mate of Ben Gregson and established himself in the Reserves before gradually finding himself as part of the 1st XI on a more regular basis.
A man with great passion for the game, he gives everything for 90 minutes, whether it be a sprint after a through-ball, a wave of a linesman’s flag, or a petulant strop when someone doesn’t pass to him. It’s almost like he grew up watching Paolo Di Canio’s worst moments at his beloved West Ham, although the Italian superstar never managed as bad a haircut as our Mr Bean, who has even taken to wearing a ridiculous headband to protect his top-knot.
While the rest of us have little choice but to put up with him, Lawrence’s (much) better half loyally chooses to watch him in every game, rain or shine, win or lose. We can only think there is a reward for her somewhere, although Lawrence’s other love of wearing a gimp mask may provide some clues.