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No Lyttle amount of pride is on the line

Telford | Sport | Published:

A Shropshire father-and-son footballing duo are to challenge each other in a running race at a world-famous race circuit.

Former West Brom defender Des Lyttle, aged 44, who is now director of football at Thomas Telford School.

He and son Tyler, 19, a right-back with Bristol Rovers, are to take part in the Great Donington 10k race on Sunday June 26.

Des, now 44, reckons he'll be following Tyler, who was the first Thomas Telford student to be selected for the England Schools football team in 2014, to the chequered flag.

Des, who helped Albion to promotion to the Premier League in 2002, said: "I'm giving him 25 years, so he'll definitely beat me.

"My only hope is he's still jetlagged after returning from holiday a few days earlier. That's the only way I'll beat him. But I'm really looking forward to it. It will be a unique experience."

Ex-Premier League star Des, who also spent six years at Nottingham Forest, is proud Tyler has rejoined the pro ranks after being released by Wolves.

Tyler then joined Des at Thomas Telford on a two-year BTEC programme, but was signed by Rovers before completing it.

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