A GOALSCORER in the World Cup, a three-time SPL winner and a Scottish Cup-winning manager are among the guests to have been interviewed by a football-loving schoolboy.

Angus Blacklock has spent lockdown tracking down some of Scottish football’s best-known faces and speaking to them for his new YouTube channel.

The youngster is keen to get into sports journalism when he leaves North Berwick High School and has made a start by interviewing famous names.

He said: “From an early age, I knew I was never going to be a footballer.

“I always wanted to have a career in sport and football really.

“I like listening to podcasts and wanted to get into the media. Hopefully, this puts me in good stead and is a good thing to have on your CV.”

The 16-year-old had been thinking about launching the online channel but found himself without the time to do it due to schoolwork.

It was during an online course with Youth Football Scotland (YFS) that the idea started to take shape.

He said: “My first interview was with John Collins, who lives nearby.

“I was nervous and did already know him and had spoken to him but not in depth about his career.

“It was good to speak to him about that.”

Since speaking to the former Hibs, Celtic and Monaco midfielder, who famously scored for Scotland against Brazil in the World Cup in 1998, Angus has continued to interview big names.

Often a chat with one former player led to a chat with another – assuming they were happy to pass on contact details for the next interviewee!

Angus said: “Probably the most high profile would be John Hartson [former Arsenal, Celtic and Wales striker]. I’ve spoken to Ryan McGowan [who scored for Hearts against Hibs in the 2012 Scottish Cup], former Courier reporter Joel Sked, Kevin Murphy [manager of Hearts Women] and Gary Locke [Scottish Cup winner with Hearts].”

Angus also interviewed John Hughes, who led Inverness Caledonian Thistle to the Scottish Cup in 2015.

Now, the teenage season ticket holder at Tynecastle has targeted securing an interview with Hearts’ new first-team head coach Robbie Neilson and returning number one Craig Gordon.

The Aberlady resident told the Courier he had loved football since he was five years old.

His dad, Robin, is no stranger to the beautiful game either.

In 2011, Robin took on the EuroChampsChallenge, where he set off on a 7,000-mile car trek that took him to the home stadium of every football team to have ever won the European Cup/Champions League.

At that time, 21 clubs in 20 cities across 16 countries had lifted the top prize in European football, with Angus visiting Celtic Park, Anfield and Old Trafford before his dad travelled overseas.

The memorable trip saw Robin and friends raise £100,000 for charities Changing Faces and the Sick Kids Friends’ Foundation, now the Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity.

To view Angus’ videos, go to YouTube and search for Angus Blacklock.