VIDEO:‘Dream come true’ for Spurs mascot Andrew

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When Tottenham Hotspur take on Sunderland in their last game of the season this weekend, Limavady will play a part in the Premier League action.

As the players stream onto the pitch on Sunday, the noise of fans deafening, a Spurs-mad Limavady lad will be right there beside them.

Andrew Scott from Limavady is a mascot for Tottenham Hotspur at their game against Sunderland on Sunday. (1705SJ1) Photo: Sheena Jackson

Andrew Scott from Limavady is a mascot for Tottenham Hotspur at their game against Sunderland on Sunday. (1705SJ1) Photo: Sheena Jackson

Limavady Central Primary School pupil, Andrew Scott is a Spurs mascot on Sunday, a dream come true for the 11-year-old.

“I’m very, very excited,” says Andrew, scrolling through the Spurs website, explaining what his big moment involves.

“When mum told me I couldn’t believe it; I thought she was joking, but she wasn’t. I’m very happy!”

Even though Andrew’s mum, Jillian had applied for him to be a mascot a couple of times a year, for the last three years and had no luck, Andrew remained hopeful his time would come.

He has seen his favourite team in action several times with his Spurs fan dad, Raymond, but being a mascot is something completely different.

“It might be a wee bit nerve racking, but I’ll still be happy,” says the Limavady Youths player. “I can’t wait to meet the players and walk out of the tunnel and onto the pitch.”

Jillian says the family are looking forward to a great weekend away, even though she unashamedly admits she knows nothing about football!

“I can’t wait to see Andrew’s face when he walks onto the pitch,” she says. “And Spurs have been brilliant, keeping in touch regularly and arranging everything.”

Andrew hopes each Spurs player will sign his shirt, which he plans on framing. He has no idea which Spurs hand he’ll be holding on Sunday until minutes before stepping onto the pitch (although he’d love it to be that of his favourite player, Gareth Bale).

As for the result, that’s easy, says Andrew.

Spurs will finish the season with a 2-0 win.

“Every time I’ve seen them play they’ve never lost!” he says, smiling.

(Read Andrew’s full story in Friday’s Journal)