Dream comes true for young football fan

A DREAM came true for Portishead youngster Ryan Sheff when he became football team mascot for Wolverhampton Wanderers in their game against Crystal Palace.

A DREAM came true for Portishead youngster Ryan Sheff when he became football team mascot for Wolverhampton Wanderers in their game against Crystal Palace. The 10-year-old's aunt and uncle arranged the special day for him as a Christmas gift, due to his unfaltering devotion to the team over the past two years.

Ryan was taken to the meet the players in the dressing room when he arrived where he changed in to the new Wolves kit he was given and he collected all the players autographs.

Then there was time for a mini game of football while the players warmed up on the pitch, before he was taken to the tunnel to line up with the players.

He was teamed up with player Darren Potter. Ryan joined the team for an official match photograph and was awarded a pennant confirming that he had been a mascot at the match, signed by Wolves manager Mick McCarthy.


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"The score ended up 3-0 to Crystal Palace," said Ryan "but that didn't stop it being the best day of my life. I had to keep pinching myself to make sure it wasn't all a dream. I'll never, ever forget it.

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