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My Dad has always been the biggest influence in my career. He is steeped in football and, for as long as I can remember, I have walked in and out of dressing rooms as a boy and as a player loving the preparation for the next big game.
Charlie Devlin managed Drumchapel Amateurs and guided them to Scottish Amateur cup success in 2005 with a 1-0 win over Gartcosh at Hampden.
You would think the way I am building it up that this is the special game I remember, but sadly Dad, no!
We defeated England live on Sky Sports in the Centenary shield. We had to win the game to share the under-18 trophy with Northern Ireland and with the very last kick of the ball we scored to win 1-0 at the Tulloch stadium in Inverness.
My Dad is so into his football and I am sure he was really proud of me on that night against a very talented England side that was expected to win the game.
We had already beaten Wales, drew with Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, so we knew what was at stake.
It looked as if we were just going to miss out, until Stuart Love popped up with that winning goal five minutes from time.
My Dad, watches me as often as he can along with my Mum, auntie and my cousin. They follow me everywhere I play and I am so grateful of their support.
I’m sure old Charlie won’t mind that I didn’t pick one of his games in this trip down memory lane.Back to The Football Family
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