First Team

Callum's award

17th May 2014

Rising star lands Young Player of the Month accolade for April after starring for Jambos.

Callum Paterson today welcomed his Young Player of the Month award - but insisted the credit should go to former boss Gary Locke and his backroom team.

The teenager scooped the award for April after topping a vote by the Scottish Football Writers, the rising star having excelled for the Jambos in a string of matches.

However, as proud as he was to accept the award at Tynecastle yesterday, Callum highlighted the role played by the recently-departed coaching team.

"They are the ones who gave me an opportunity to play in games and they are the ones who were developing me during the week, so it is massively down to them," he said.

"Even more so it is down to the team-mates who are helping me throughout the week."

The versatile Gorgie ace - he played up front, in midfield and at full-back in the season just finished - is looking forward to continuing his footballing education under new head coach Robbie Neilson.

He said: "He has been a good help throughout the season and I am looking forward having him as a coach next season.

"He is more of a defender and specifically a right-back and that is where I play. I like to take pointers and advice from him and hopefully I can do what he has done in his career and go on a bit more."

Earlier this week, his former boss Gary was named Manager of the Month after an impressive run of results in April prior to to his exit from the club.