Defender's Reaction To A Successful Season
After picking up the Young Player of the Season award on Sunday evening, Harrison McGahey paid tribute to Barry Ferguson and the backroom staff for giving him his chance.
The 18-year-old was awarded his trophy by his youth team head coach Richie Kyle and was greeted by rapturous applause.
McGahey helped the youth team win the North West Youth Alliance this season, before stepping up to first team action for the final four matches.
A grateful McGahey said: “I just want to thank the coaches and the people who have helped me out, like Barry and the other staff,” said McGahey. “It’s been a good season for me.
“It’s been a good four games, I’m just glad to stay up really. It’s been a good season for me, I have to just keep going now and keep playing as well as I can week in week out.”
The defender started the final four games of the season playing alongside Craig Cathcart, and after gaining crucial experience, he is now looking forward to a well-earned rest.
“I’ve learned to keep concentrating all the time, it is a really big step, and making sure you’re aware at all times - Cathcart and Gilks have helped me massively along the way.
“It’s been a long season to be fair, the last four games have tired me out massively. But now I’m looking forward to my first pre-season as a pro,” said McGahey.