Tuesday, November 28, 2006

McCarthy on Road to Big Time?

Spare a thought for 16-year-old Hamilton Accies midfielder Jamie McCarthy.

Being linked with Manchester United must be nice, but it surely brings with it a whole different kind of pressure.

Let’s hope things work out for him. Other teams are in the chase but United would appear to offer him the best chance of development. Sure Rangers, Celtic, Aston Villa and Bolton are big clubs.

United, though, are on a different planet. A move to Old Trafford offers a genuine chance at becoming world class.

As Liam Miller would testify it doesn’t always work out but when it does the rewards are incredible.

And two Scotsmen should offer McCarthy hope. Brian McClair and Darren Fletcher have passed Sir Alex Ferguson’s all important loyalty and reliability tests.

He, in return, has stood by them. He seems to like at least one Scot in his dressing room.

McCarthy might well be a name to watch!