Adam McGowan – Youth team is most important

By David Robson

Hamilton winger Adam McGowan insists his eyes are focused on impressing for the youth team and he’s not getting ahead of himself after picking up his first professional goal on his first professional start for the club.

The 18-year-old scored a wonderful solo goal to give his side the lead in the first half as Accies went on to win the match 2-0 which seen them progress to the Quarter Final of the SPFL Trust Trophy.

McGowan believes there is more to come from him, but he remains focused on the youth team. He said: “That’s my aim (playing for the first team). Since the gaffer has come in, I’ve been trying my best to make a good impression and obviously the first thing I need to do is make sure I do my business with the under 18s and if the gaffer ever needs me then I’m ready. 

“Under 18s is the most important thing for me right now, that’s my age group and when we come up (to the first team) we need to continue to set a good standard.” 

The goalscorer wasnt the only youth player that Stuart Taylor gave the nod for Wednesday night as 16-year-old Chrissy McGinn started at left back. McGowan and McGinn formed a good partnership on the left side and this came as no surprise to McGowan who is familiar with his teammate’s style of play. He said: “Me and Chrissy work well together. I’ve played with him for a number of years now and we know what each other is going to do on the ball. I know he’s very quick so if I ever do lose it then I know the two of us will get back in and win the ball back. Tonight, the both of us did well and happy again we got the win.” 

The winger added: “Games like these are massive for us and that’s Hamilton for you, they are always giving young players a chance and when we get that chance then we have to take it. Hopefully me and Chrissy can continue to do that and get more appearances.” 

Here is what some fans had to say on McGowan’s goal and performance.

Hear from Adam McGowan below on his goal and Accies’ chances for the rest of the tournament.

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