YOUNG Spencer Myers is about to become the third generation of his family to step into the world of professional football.
Torquay-born Myers, 16, has just accepted a two-year Scholarship offer with Premiership club Everton.
He's the son of former Torquay United midfielder Chris Myers and the grandson of ex-Gulls players Cliff Myers.
Cliff, who had started his career at Charlton Athletic, joined United from Yeovil in 1973 and scored 12 goals in 94 appearances.
Chris graduated through Plainmoor's old youth scheme and ended up playing 135 games in two spells from 1986-1994.
Cliff emigrated to the island of Rhodes, where he has run a bar in the resort of Lindos for many years.
Chris now lives in Lancashire, from where he said: "Spencer is a left-back, but where he gets that from, no one knows, because I never had a left foot!
"He's been with Everton's Academy for five years, but he knows that the real hard work starts now for him.
"But we're very proud of him, and excited for his future."
All the Myers family have remained firm Torquay fans.
Chris, who was only 17 when he played in the first 'Great Escape' under Stuart Morgan in 1987, added: "We follow the Gulls' results every week, and we have everything crossed that they stay up."