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How did you first get involved in football?

I started off very young, at my local boys club and was fortunate enough to be picked up by Hamilton. 

What is your earliest footballing memory?

It would be 2004 when Hamilton where promoted to the first devision. It was a great day!

How supportive were the coaches within the Hamilton Youth Academy?

The coaches are very supportive here, most importantly George Cairns. George is a great motivator and it’s him I’ve got to thank for everything. 

What was your first thought when you were offered a professional contact?

I was over the moon, it’s a dream come true to play for the club you grow up supporting.

How did it feel to be involved in the UEFA Youth League, where you defeated Basel in the
first round?

It was a first for the club to be involved in a UEFA competition, so the feeling alone was magical. To beat Basel in the dramatic scenes of a penalty shootout is a memory I will always cherish. 

You made your first team debut against Aberdeen in October, how were you feeling when
you realised you were coming off the bench?

I was nervous, but I’ve been waiting for this moment for a long time so I was just determined to get on the pitch and show them what I can do.

How does it feel to be able to play for your country?

It’s a really good experience to play for Scotland. It has been a few years since I’ve last had a call-up, however it’s a great feeling.

What are you hoping to achieve in the future regarding your football career?

To force my way through the first team on a more regular basis and eventually get a taste of the English Premier League.

What advice would you give young kids looking to follow in your footsteps?

Work hard, stick at it and be patient and your opportunity will come. 





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