'Bible Basher' Not An Angel

The diminutive Miguel Almiron comes from a humble background in Asuncion, where his father worked as a security guard and his mother in a supermarket before his success allowed them to retire.

He has been described by former team-mate Kenwyne Jones as "an animal" on the pitch and nicknamed "the lizard" for the way he runs.

He is a Christian - he has a quotation from scripture, "I am the Way, the Truth and the Life", tattooed on his right forearm - and attends church when he can.

The midfield playmaker, who could make his debut at Wolves on Monday evening, said: "I'm not an angel, though I try to go every so often to church to put right my sins."