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McBECK; A tragedy .. because he can't play football.


MEET Scotland's very own David Beckham.

Shaun Campbell is the spitting image of the England and Manchester United ace.

But unfortunately for Scottish football, the 21-year-old may look like Golden Balls but he can't deliver them.

It's a tragedy for Scotland coach Berti Vogts - who could do with some of the midfielder's inspirational skills on the pitch.

And Shaun - or McBeck - admits he would love to don the navy blue for Scotland.

But with his boyish good looks and Becks' trademark blond mohawk, the only scoring sexy Shaun is going to do, is off the turf.

He said: "Believe me, if I was as good a player as Beckham I would love to play for Scotland but I don't think he has anything to fear."

Shaun, originally from Edinburgh, did once get a trial for Cambridge United and Doncaster Rovers but didn't make the grade.

However, his older brother Drew played for Scotland's under-21s and for Everton.

But luckily for Shaun, who now lives in Durham, he is building a career as a footballer's doppelganger.

Shaun has been signed by the prestigious Susan Scott Lookalike agency in London and Universal Exports in Middlesex. On Sunday, he opened the Montrose Highland Games in front of 8000 people.

He is also due to appear on Frank Skinner's new show First Impressions.

And yesterday, he caused a stir when we took him down Buchannan Street in Glasgow as shoppers stopped to do a double take.

Aisha Ismail,16, and Gillian McCusker, 16, even stopped him and asked for his autograph. Aisha said: "Beckham is gorgeous but if you couldn't have him Shaun would certainly be the next best thing."

Shaun said: "I never intended to make a living out of this but it's a great job and I wouldn't swap it. The only problem is I'm quite shy."

Still, with that shy Becks smile, he's bound to win a stadium full of fans and break some Tartan Army hearts at the same time.
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Publication:Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)
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Date:Aug 8, 2002
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