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IF you watch Burnley Football Club regularly, it’s hard to imagine Graham Alexander not barking instructions out to his colleagues.
But he was far more shy and retiring on Monday as he and Jay Rodriguez became club shop staff for the day in aid of Children in Need.
As a role reversal took place, the regular club shop staff spent their morning participating in a training session with Brian Laws.
Worker Kayleigh Southgate said: “It was a lot of fun and a really good laugh, even if it was absolutely freezing!”
Fellow club shop staff member Sean Ruane was full of praise for the players and said: “It was a lot of fun having them around. It took longer than normal for the queue to go down mind!
“They signed merchandise and shirts all day, including mine, and it’s all for a really good cause so I think it’s been a big success.”
But, the Clarets stars will not be giving up their day jobs.
When asked who had coped best, Burnley’s skipper quipped: “I think we’re both as bad as each other!”.
Jay added: “I used to have a paper round when I was younger but I’ve never had a job like this. It’s all for a good cause and it’s been a bit of fun. But I think I’ll stick to football!”
The controversial job swop proved a real charity money and retail manager Tom Mackie has promised to have his legs waxed should the target of £500 be raised.
So far, £450 has been raised, so it’s not looking good for Tom!