Hampden hero pays Lang a visit
Local hero Kenny watches the Lang after helping Aberdeen book cup final slot
Cambuslang football star Kenny McLean showed he still has his local club at heart when he paid a visit right after helping Aberdeen reach the Scottish Cup final.
The 25-year-old raced straight from Hampden after his side’s 3-2 victory over Hibs to take in Cambuslang Rangers’3-3 draw at Somervell against Forth Wanderers.
Kenny is now preparing to face Celtic in the showpiece match on May 27.
Cambuslang footballer Kenny McLean helped Aberdeen reach their first Scottish Cup final in 17 years on Saturday – and celebrated by paying a visit to his local team.
The former Cathkin High School pupil played in the Dons’ semi-final victory over Hibs at Hampden before making the short trip to Somervell, where Cambuslang Rangers were taking on Forth Wanderers.
He arrived just minutes after his pal, Jordan Morton, had been sent off for the Lang, but stayed to watch them battle from 3-1 down to salvage a draw. He was also happy to have his picture taken with local kids who were delighted to meet one of the country’s top players.
The 25-year-old said: “I was on my way home after the semi-final and phoned my dad who had stopped off at Cambuslang after going to Hampden.
“I arrived just as one of my best mate’s was sent off with his face all stitched up!
“It was good to see them. I know the manager as well and a couple of the players. It’s good to go and see them when I’m not playing.”
Lang manager Paul McColl was delighted to have such a distinguished guest in the ground and said:“Kenny is a good boy. His dad was a cracking player too.
“Kenny is really laid back and not your typical footballer.”
Spectator Alex Black was delighted to see the star there.
He said: “After the Aberdeen result it was great to see young Kenny take time to cheer on the Lang.
“Spending time with the local kids and chatting away shows that, as well as having his feet firmly on the ground, he hasn’t forgotten his roots.”
Kenny and his Pittodrie teammates will face league champions Celtic at Hampden in the showpiece match on Saturday, May 27. Turn to page 67 for Kenny’s thoughts on reaching the final.
Role model Kenny was happy to drop by Somervell Park on Saturday to watch Cambuslang Rangers after helping Aberdeen to cup semi-final win over Hibs, inset