PICTURE: Stags star has a game of keepy-uppy as a kid - in Leeds United tracksuit

James Baxendale, aged 10
James Baxendale, aged 10
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Here is Mansfield Town’s James Baxendale pictured in his back garden as a kid playing a game of keepy-uppy.

Doncaster-born Baxendale, now 24, is snapped in his Leeds United tracksuit. He went through the youth set-up at Leeds but failed to break into the first team.

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Soccer star in the making: James Baxendale, aged ten, of Dunscroft.

30/4/2002 kessen Soccer star in the making: James Baxendale, aged ten, of Dunscroft.

He joined hometown club Doncaster Rovers in July 2011 but only stayed a season before moving on to Walsall, where he spent three-and-a-half years.

Baxendale signed for Stags initially on loan in January 2016 and made the switch permanent a month later. He has made 3 appearances for the club, scoring once.