Question time: Kieran Agard chats to Dom Howson

Rotherham United striker Kieran Agard
Rotherham United striker Kieran Agard
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Londoner Kieran Agard, aged 24, plays for Rotherham United. His previous clubs include Everton, where he began his career, Peterborough United, Kilmarnock and Yeovil Town. Agard is a striker by trade but has been deployed on the right hand side of midfield in the main during the 2013/14 campaign. Agard is the Millers leading goal-scorer this term, hitting 11 goals in 24 appearances. After 19 League One matches, Rotherham sit in sixth position. Indeed, the Millers are unbeaten in seven matches in all competitions, a run which has led to boss Steve Evans being nominated for the November Manager of the Month award.

What have you been doing today?

After training today, I stopped off at Tesco’s on my way home. I then went home and put my feet up.

Who is your inspiration and why?

When I was younger, I looked up to Ian Wright and former Brazil international Ronaldo. I have always loved Ian Wright. I used to have a poster up on my wall of him.

Which sports star did you admire when you were growing up?

Ian Wright was my idol. He was a great goal-scorer. Everyone used to talk about him on the playground.

What’s your favourite other sport?

I am a fan of athletics.

Who is the most famous person in your phone?

Probably Michael Ricketts.

When was the last time you cried?

I can’t actually remember. It takes a lot to make me cry.

Who or what are you most proud of?

My mum and my nan. They have been there throughout my entire career. They are very supportive.

What’s the best piece of advice you have received?

Never give up.

When did you know you were good at what you do?

When I was eight or nine. I was messing around with my cousin playing football. He told my mum to take me to a team. I signed for a Sunday league team and it just went from there.

What one item do you take with you wherever you go?

My mobile phone.

What is the most nervous you’ve ever been?

When I was a youth player at Everton, I had to sing a song in front of everybody at our Christmas do. I sang ‘Wonderwall’ by Oasis as it was an easy one to remember the lyrics for.

Do you ever doubt yourself?

No. You have always got to back your own ability.

What is your view on social networks like Twitter and Facebook?

I used to be on Facebook but I found it quite addictive and it was taking over too much of my time. If I went on it, I would be on Facebook for ages. I have not been on it for a few years now. I have not missed it greatly.

How do you relax away from sport?

I chill out with my family and friends. My family are a massive part of my life. They have helped me throughout my career and I really appreciate their support.

Where was your last holiday and would you go again?

I went to Thailand for 10 days in the summer. It was a great experience going to places like Phuket and Bangkok.

Do you cook? If so what’s your favourite – if not, who provides the perfect meal?

I do cook. I learned from my nan how to cook. My favourite meal is probably lamb chops, with mashed potato, rice and cabbage.

What was the last book you read?

I read Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s autobiography. It was a very interesting book.

If you weren’t doing what you do, what would you do?

I’m not sure. I would like to think I would be doing something sport related.

Tell our readers in your own words why you think we’re interviewing you?

Because I am playing in a Rotherham United team who are doing well.

What’s your favourite TV programme?

At the minute, I am really into Breaking Bad.