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Well Done Nicky!

March 2, 2011

THE last few days has been a particularly busy time for Sons youngster Nicky Devlin (left) with playing for Scotland Schools in Belfast last Friday and then for Dumbarton’s first team next day at Forfar.

And now the highly rated defender has been called up by Scotland’s youth teams coach Billy Stark to attend a two day coaching course as part of the national under-19 squad.

Could things get any better? Well, yes, it would appear so!

Today’s news on DFC’s official website caps a fine week for young Mr Devlin and gives the Sonstrust a sense of pride given the youth development initiative at SHS is a core development principle of our organisation.

Great news.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. James Walker permalink
    March 5, 2011 12:20 am

    Not sure why this is such a good thing. Best young player in ages and gone before he’s 18? Is there something I’m missing here.

  2. sonsteam permalink*
    March 6, 2011 3:27 pm

    Hi James – thanks for your comment.

    As a club, Dumbarton must be seen to develop talent to a level that allows the player in question to reach his potential.

    Nicky will benefit from the move to Motherwell insofar that he’ll get full-time training and an opportunity to progress his career professionally.

    From the trust’s point of view, the news is welcome because it demonstrates that the members decision to continue backing the initiative is working, not just with Devlin either.

    Martin McNiff, Tony Wallace, Kieran Brannan and now Ryan Metcalfe have all broken into the first team – that has to be a good thing, I’m sure you’d agree?

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