Lacey continues to be involved within the sporting world, taking his boxing profession more seriously over the past few years. Chatting with BBC Sport in 2021, the 29-year-old spoke of how he’s specializing in redeeming himself, in addition to revealing that he would really like to assist young players to remain on the straight and narrow.
He explained: “I used to be banned from football for 14 months. I needed some type of aim so I went with the boxing. And the ending was the beginning. I’d been coming through non-league, not taking my football as seriously as I should and mixing in circles I shouldn’t have.
“I didn’t safeguard myself. I’d like to go and speak to kids now in an analogous position. You have to refocus. You may’t let people mislead you. It’s all about growing as an individual.” Paddy will probably be hoping that the mistakes he made will act as a lesson to younger brother Shea on how to not conduct yourself when you’ve got the potential to make it.