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While most people probably know that Daniel’s uncle, Dean (pictured), played up front for a decade with Derby County, five years of which were spent in the Premier League, what they may not also realise is that the player’s father and other uncle were both professionals as well.
Uncle Simon turned out for Stoke City, while his dad Michael played in Finland, and it was his early influence, especially his fondness for showing his son videos of Pele, that really first got Daniel interested in football.
"They paved the way for me and I looked up to them when I was younger,” Daniel tells the Daily Express.
“I was happy to see my uncle play for Derby and my other uncle play for Stoke. I watched my dad play on a Betamax recording at home and he showed me old games from when he played in Finland. He scored some good goals as well.
"My dad coached me a lot in the park, we’d put out cones and dogs were always chasing us. He showed me a lot of Pele videos. He would show me the skills and I would go in the front garden trying to do them."