Four Academy Players Promoted Into Full-time Environment


The Accies Academy is well known for giving youth prospects the chance of making the step up to a professional football environment. So far this year Ciaran McAndrew, Jack Garrad, Liam Harris & Marley Redfern are all part of the 2019/20 development squad. 

They follow in the footsteps of current first-team players such as Brian Easton, Scott McMann, Shaun Want & Lewis Smith. All of whom have graduated from the academy and performed well for the first-team. 

Academy Director George Cairns said: “I’m delighted to see the boys earn the opportunity to come in full time and develop themselves into professional football players. They have all worked extremely hard to get to where they are and now must prove they’re good enough to play for Hamilton.

“I would like to thank the board of directors and Brian Rice for showing faith in my judgement of these four players.

The development squad returned on Saturday morning to begin their pre-season ahead of the new campaign.