10 to watch in 2022 as Rangers star Stephen Kelly and Aberdeen kid Calvin Ramsay make headlines


The kids of Scottish football for glory have been rushed into the first teams across the country due to the Covid outbreaks having squads creaking at the seams.

Corn Sport record has selected ten of the best who can shine in 2022 across Britain’s game with Premiership talent dominating the caps.

Kerr smith

Dundee United, 17

It’s been a calendar year since the highly rated Kerr disappointed a host of top English clubs by signing his first professional contract at Tannadice which will take him until the summer of 2023. But the young defender is unlikely to still be at Tayside. by then while he continues to gain attention.

There is maturity beyond his years as a defender capable of playing in the heart of a backline or as a full-back and he became the youngest Dundee United player to play in a derby. the city in September.

Word is that Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp is keeping an eye on and Kerr has already spent time at Manchester United and Aston Villa.

He is ranked among the best and included this week in the Scottish Under-19 squad for the first time.

Chris Mochrie

Dundee United, 18

Mochrie is a testament to the value of young players who go on loan to get their teeth into the game as part of his stint at League One Montrose. The attacking midfielder has returned from that baptism of fire to challenge a start at Tannadice and he has all the talent he needs to make his mark in the months to come.

Mochrie became the youngest player to play in United’s first team when he came on against Morton in May 2019, aged 16 and 27 and has become a regular with United’s first team ever since. the start of this season.

Dylan reid

Saint-Mirren, 16

Reid first hit the Scottish football radar when he became the youngest player to play in the Scottish Premiership when he made his debut against Rangers at Ibrox aged 16 and five days old.

The versatile midfielder improved his credentials with a superb performance against Rangers in his maiden start earlier this month and the Saints youth academy graduate is drawing the attention of southern clubs.

Buddies boss Jim Goodwin has said Europe’s biggest clubs will call the Scotland Under-17 captain.

Stephen kelly

Rangers, 21

A huge year awaits the young Rangers playmaker who is due to go on loan in January to try to increase his chances of a career at Ibrox.

There is no shortage of clubs ready to hire a midfielder whose touch, ability and vision have long identified the young Scotland Under-21 as one of the best talents and this transfer window will be crucial for his development. .

Much loved by former Light Blues boss Steven Gerrard, Kelly’s need for first-team starts is huge as he aims to realize that potential as the top playmaker in his age group after impressing against Dunfermline in the Premier Sports Cup and against Alashkert in the Europa League.

Calvin ramsay

Aberdeen, 18

Ramsay has rave approval from none other than Gothenburg Great Willie Miller, who thinks the full-back goes straight to the top.

Everton are the latest club to be linked with athletic defender and Toffees boss Rafa Benitez sent one of his best scouts to watch Ramsay in a 2-0 loss to Motherwell in September, while Leicester took notes on Boxing Day.

Dons fans have raved about the teenager who pledged his future at the club by extending his contract until the summer of 2024, but with West Ham and Southampton also on his footsteps, Ramsay’s career could hit the road as soon as the January transfer window. .

Harrison ashby

West Ham, 20

The Scotland Under-21 right-back is a flying machine whose career is poised to soar after breaking through to West Ham’s first team this month. After putting in impressive performances in the EFL Cup and UEFA Europa League, Ashby achieved a personal hat-trick making his Premier League debut for the Hammers against Arsenal earlier in December.

The Hammers Academy of Football graduate’s first appearance was generally energetic as he produced trademark flank pushes and is set to have a massive 2022 under Davie Moyes in London.

Jay henderson

Saint-Mirren, 19

The St Mirren youth academy graduate looked set for a great season after making an early impact.

He’s moved away from the starting spots to become an impact submarine for most of this campaign, but is another much-loved buddy.

Henderson’s ability on the ball, his pace, his sleight of hand and the quality of delivery on the right for the Saints marked him as a player who could make a strong impression on Paisley, but he will need to find some consistency and a way to realize that potential in the coming months despite being bound by agreement until mid-2023.

Jack burroughs

Ross County, 20

The 20-year-old Scotland Under-21 international arrived at Global Energy Stadium after climbing the youth ranks at Coventry where he has been based since the age of nine.

It’s a testament to the impact the midfielder has that boss Malky Mackay sees as an integral part of his first team.

A work in progress but an athletic and powerful runner while being versatile, Burroughs is a player whose career path is set to progress.

Kai kennedy

Rangers, 19

Small in stature, but the fate of the left winger at Dunfermline underscored his ability to be a game-changer and become a future Rangers star.

Ibrox fans will know the name due to a high-profile contract dispute in which he was linked with a host of superclubs, including Roma, Bayern and Man City.

With natural abilities in abundance, Kennedy must add a goal threat to his game if he is to maintain a career at the highest level, but he has all the attributes needed to make this year a year where he will make a huge impact.

With a low center of gravity, the wideman must prove with the Pars that he is able to pull himself up on big occasions.

Lewis fiorini

Manchester City, 19

Ask any member of Scotland’s current Under-21 squad about Fiorini and they’ll rave about a special talent and playmaker with the X Factor. That says all about his potential that he’s linked with City in an exceptional long-term deal until the summer of 2026.

Fiorini enjoyed a successful first season in senior football on loan at Dutch club NAC Breda last season. He scored six goals with five assists in the Keuken Kampioen Divise and he is now thriving on loan at Lincoln City.

Best player capable of the exceptional.


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