First Team

Cal has reason to celebrate

28th January 2019

Callumn Morrison celebrated his first goal for the club by officially moving into the first-team dressing room.

The 19-year-old has been waiting a while to break his duck and did so in some style against St Johnstone, firing a powerful right-footed drive past Zander Clark to secure victory at Tynecastle.

It was the winger's 30th appearance for the club and that means he can officially join his colleagues in the first-team dressing room at the Oriam.

"I've hit 30 games now which is a good achievement and the goal was a good feeling as well," Callumn said. "I can't let it get to my head because I've got plenty time to keep kicking on so I need to keep doing that.

"I was going upstairs to change with the reserves. I would go down and do my chores in the morning, cleaning boots, and then go out on the training pitch. When we train at Tynecastle I'm in with the first team. It will be different now. We'll see how it goes."

Callumn has undoubtedly been the breakthrough star of the season so far, making 18 starts for the first-team. It's a remarkable rise for the youngster who started last season in League Two, on loan at Stirling Albion, before joining Championship strugglers Brechin City.

"I did well at Stirling last year in the first part of the season. It was a bit frustrating in the second part. I heard I was going to Brechin and I wasn't too keen on it. It helped the mental side of my game.

"I went there for a reason and it was obviously a good cause. I didn't score at Brechin but I scored ten in 16 games for Stirling, which was a good achievement."

The goal at the weekend was a particularly emotional one for Callumn, as his celebration might have suggested.

"I have been waiting a while to do that celebration," he grinned. "The baby is due tomorrow so it could be any time now. I'm just waiting. It was a great feeling to get my goal but I hope there are many more to come.

"My good lady wasn't there. I told her she had to stay at home just in case anything happened. One of the boys had my phone in the dugout just in case anything happened. Thankfully, there was no phonecall. It will be a good feeling as well. It will be a change but I can't wait for it."

"It would just top it off if it came now. It would be a great weekend for me and I would never forget it. We know the baby is a wee boy so we're both looking forward to it."