TERRIER STEFAN CAN PUT BITE ON TIGERS
STEFAN Scougall should have been playing to 6,000 people against Hamilton Academicals this weekend.
Instead, it will be 80,000 at Wembley and an FA Cup semi-final against Hull City of the Premier League.
“If you’d told me that at the start of the season, I’d have said you were an absolute joker,” says the 21-year-old, signed from Scottish Championship side Livingston in January.
“And now it’s coming up, it’s unbelievable. What a feeling. If I get the nod to play, I’ll be in dreamland.”
Scougall, who is just 5ft 6ins with the build of a marathon runner, has already scored twice in ten inspirational performances and says his swift adaptation to English football has surprised even him.
“I didn’t think I’d hit the ground running like this,” said the attacking midfielder.
“It’s been absolutely first class. Since I’ve come in, all the players and the coaching staff have helped me settle in and that’s maybe why I’ve done so well.
“I may be small, but I’d never shirk a tackle. I do get up against my man, I do work hard for the team. It’s not just ‘Oh, I don’t want to get involved in the rough stuff’.
“I’ll go in for every 5050 and even if I don’t win, I’ll give it my all. And I’ve got good balance and a low centre of gravity so I can stay on my feet.
“This will be the biggest game I’ve played in without doubt.
“I said that against Charlton, but now this is a whole new level. I can’t wait to test myself again.”
TEST: Stefan Scougall