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  • Draw made for Womens U19 UEFA European Championships at Glasgow

  • Scotland Students Mens football squad announced for Home Nations Tournament 2019

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Adam spent much of his early senior career on loan to other clubs. While on loan to St Mirren during season 2005–06, Adam was part of the team that won both the Challenge Cup and First Division, playing in over thirty matches for the Saints. Upon returning to Rangers at the end of the 2006 season, he became a regular under managers Paul Le Guen and Walter Smith. Adam was also part of the Rangers team that reached the 2008 UEFA Cup Final. 
 
After falling out of favour at Rangers during season 2008–09, Adam was loaned out to English Championship side Blackpool. The loan was made permanent at the start of the 2009–10 season, and Adam became an integral part of the Blackpool side, captaining the team to a play off victory over Cardiff City which resulted in their promotion to the Premier League. He has played at B and full international levels for Scotland.
 
Now he answers five questions on his youth career for YFS...
 


1. Which clubs did you play for in your youth career?
I was part of the youth set up at Dundee from 1999-2003. I then signed a youth contract with Rangers when I turned 17.
 
2. Who were the best players you played with and against during your youth career?
Best player is a tough one. There has been a lot of players that have since left the game through injury when they were still young but as far as players that are still going strong, probably Wayne Rooney. I played against him at schoolboy level. You could tell he was going to be big.
 
3. Who were your role models as a young player?
I loved playing alongside Barry Ferguson but in terms of studying and admiring a style of play, for me it was Clarence Seedorf.
 
4. Who was your favourite coach at youth level?
I couldn't possibly answer that question, it would upset some close friends haha!
 
5. If you had one piece of advice to today’s generation of youth football players, what would it be?
Practice your skills and techniques rather than just going out and playing a game. Use what you have practiced and adapt it to your game. Study successful players and watch how they read the game and always seem one step ahead. If you ever get rejected at a trial use that as motivation to prove that coach wrong. Finally, never go into a game half heartedly, always give it everything you have.