Born in Bury on September 19.
Does well in local football but opts to join the youth set up at Manchester City at the age of nine despite interest from the nearby Gigg Lane club.
Is signed by City as an Academy scholar in July.
Kieran is called up to the England Under-18 squad and makes his debut as substitute in the international friendly against Ghana at Gillingham in November. England win 2-0.
In April he captains City to a 4-2 aggregate FA Youth Cup Final success over Chelsea.
Emerges through the Academy ranks to sign his first professional contract. Becomes a regular in the Reserve side at the then City of Manchester Stadium (pictured, right).
Wins his first England Under-19 cap against Northern Ireland in Coleraine.
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