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Manchester City youngster Angus Gunn is made to measure

Goalkeeping the Gunn family trade as Angus looks made to measure for Manchester City

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11:38 GMT, 11 September 2012


Up-and-coming talent: England Under-17 goalkeeper Angus Gunn

Up-and-coming talent: England Under-17 goalkeeper Angus Gunn

When your dad is a goalkeeping legend who made over 400 league appearances and was capped for his country, you have some pretty big shoes – and gloves – to fill.

But 16-year-old Angus Gunn has no need to worry about that. The up-and-coming Manchester City keeper is already 6ft 5ins and more than 12 stone – and he's still growing.

He's the son of Norwich City stalwart Bryan Gunn, who made 390 league appearances for the Canaries between 1986 and 1998, as well as winning six caps for Scotland.

And it looks as though the Gunn goalkeeping genes are strong, as Angus has already been called up to the England Under-17 squad as well as playing for Manchester City's youth sides.

The Manchester Evening News featured the young Gunn getting fitted up with a bespoke suit after he found all the High Street stores didn't stock his size.

The teenager is still two inches shorter that his dad though and Bryan was on hand to offer his sartorial advice.

Angus said: 'It has been difficult for me in the past to find clothes that are the right length with the right fit as I am tall but slim. So this was a really nice experience for me.'

Gunn Jr was initially following in his father's footsteps at Norwich and made his first start for their Under-18 side in February 2011. A call-up to the England Under-16 team swiftly followed.

There was some controversy when the family relocated to the North West in May 2011 as Man City paid only a fraction of Norwich's asking price for the young player.

The Manchester club paid 250,000, about a quarter of his valuation. But City would have to pay the Canaries some additional royalties should Gunn replace Joe Hart in the first team.

Bryan Gunn, 48, spent much of his professional career at Carrow Road and was part of the team that beat Bayern Munich in the UEFA Cup in 1993.

Father's footsteps: Norwich City legend Bryan Gunn in action in 1996

Father's footsteps: Norwich City legend Bryan Gunn in action in 1996

He was twice named the club's Player of the Year and was an inaugural inductee to the club's Hall of Fame.

He was manager of Norwich for eight months in 2009, but the side was relegated below the second tier of English football for the first time in nearly 50 years.

Following a 7-1 home defeat to Colchester United on the opening day of the 2009-2010 League One season, Gunn was sacked as manager.

He now works as a director of talent recruitment at a sports agency with a brief, appropriately enough considering his son's talent, of recruiting promising young footballers.