Rob Holding's mother probably didn't realise the impact a simple present would have on her son when he was growing up.
The gift - a Ryan Giggs DVD on yoga - inspired the budding footballer and he now swears by it.
"There are about six players, plus Freddie Ljungberg, who do it," Holding said. "Freddie joins in and does a bit of yoga.
"It's a good group there and it's up to you, if you want to do it, you can do it. We come in and do one session a week. I enjoy it so I do it.
"[I've been doing it] since I've been here, so coming up to the fourth year now.
"When I was growing up, my mum actually got me a Ryan Giggs DVD about yoga and how it lengthened his career, so I was like you know what, if he's doing it then I should be doing it! So I've just maintained it."
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