THREE-YEAR-OLD Cocker spaniel Molly’s nose for detecting trouble has led to her being shortlisted for a prestigious Crufts award.

The pooch has been trained to be able to tell when her diabetic owner, Steven Courtney, 11, is experiencing a change in glucose levels and will alert him.

Talented Molly is such an expert that she can even tell if Steven is experiencing problems when he is playing sport from the other side of the football pitch.

his has given him the chance to play the game he loves with renewed freedom and Molly looks well set to be on the winning team when the award is handed out in March.