One day can lead to major changes in life, just as a seven-year-old Romaine Sawyers found out.

Sawyers was playing for Kingsland Colts, a Sunday League side, and they were playing a friendly against West Bromwich Albion.

The Saint Kitts and Nevis international took his chance and bagged a hat-trick in a 5-3 loss to the Baggies.

And, just like that, his football career began.

Sawyers takes up the story: “When I was in my first season in Sunday League football we played a friendly against West Brom and I scored a hat-trick.

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“We lost 5-3 but the week after I signed for West Brom and I’ve been lucky to be in that professional environment since.

“I got one season of Sunday League football so I was quite fortunate in terms of being at a professional club or unfortunate in not having friends to play in holiday leagues.”

The Brentford maestro didn't think of the day as life-changing but did see that day as the start of his footballing career.

He said: “I think it was the start. Being seven years old I can’t say it changed my life and I was then there for 14 years and it started off the path massively. It’s been hard work between then and now and there’s more work to come.

“I never thought I’d be doing anything but football from that age.”