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A SCHOOLBOY could line up for Rochdale against Spurs in the FA Cup

16-year-old Daniel Adshead could play in the biggest match of his life on Sunday, before he goes back to school on Monday

There’s nothing worse than the Sunday night before school on a Monday.

The looming dread of having to get up for a week of teachers telling what to do and classmates taking the mic out of your dodgy haircut.

But we imagine Daniel Adshead will be feeling a little differently at the end of this weekend.

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Spurs Sunday, school Monday

Spurs Sunday, school Monday

The 16-year-old is in line to play a part in Rochdale’s fifth round FA Cup tie against Spurs on Sunday afternoon.

Rochdale manager Keith Hill told BBC Sport the midfielder is likely to make the bench against the Premier League giants at Spotland.

Adshead was born in 2001 and when the team travelled to Millwall in the last round the teenager was doing his homework on the coach.

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Daniel Adshead in training

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Daniel Adshead in training

When he rocks in to Wright Robinson College in Gorton on Monday morning he will be the envy of the whole school and will surely be able to impress the girls with stories of how he pocketed Harry Kane*.

While he is preparing for his GCSEs this year Adshead has been made deputy head boy, but a solid performance against a Premier League side would surely put him in a line for a promotion to the top job.

One of his teammates, 33-year-old Jim McNulty, is more than double Adshead’s age.

McNulty (L) will definitely have passed on some of his experience of playing on that pitch

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McNulty (L) will definitely have passed on some of his experience of playing on that pitch

“You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to know Dan’s got a great future in the game,” Hill, told BBC Sport.

“People forget he’s only 16. He’s making a lot of progress for someone still at school.

“He got on the pitch against Millwall in the FA Cup, he played 64 minutes against Doncaster in the third round, and he’ll probably be involved as a substitute against Tottenham.

“When he is involved with the first team he misses a few days of school, but when we travelled down to Millwall he was doing his homework on the coach.

“There are a lot of sharks in the football world. I treat Dan like I would do one of my own children.”

He’ll definitely be first pick for the teams on the playground at lunch time.