“I was selected for the Hamilton District, while I was still at school. On a Saturday morning I had a job on a milk van, which made it difficult for me to make it in time for games.

I had to make my mind up what I really wanted to do and my Dad convinced me that the district team was the way forward.

In the team that day was a certain Davie Cooper playing in midfield. Surprisingly, I was out on the left wing. We won the match 7-2 and I scored five of the goals, all made for me by Davie and his magical left foot. We both got a joint man of the match award.

The real bonus for me was my Dad offered me half a crown a goal. In today’s money, he paid me £1.25!  Imagine getting paid for doing something you enjoy.”

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