Gordon refuses to let transfer links affect Hamilton form
HAMILTON right back Ziggy Gordon says that he isn’t letting speculation over his future affect his ability to perform to his best for his club.
Gordon is in the final year of his contract, with Nottingham Forest the latest club to have been credited with an interest in taking him away from Lanarkshire.
He remains coy over his chances of staying, and when asked if this might be his final season at New Douglas Park, he said: “I really don’t know.
“I don’t like to think about speculation. I only care about the Saturday and picking up three points because it makes my week much better.
“I can’t really say right now. The club’s obviously talking to me and we’ve got a really open relationship so we’ll constantly talk. We’ll see what happens.
“I don’t know much about the speculation, I know as much as anyone else. All I can do is work as hard as I can and hopefully my best is good enough.
“You’ve seen in the past the boys that have left and the club hasn’t stood in their way, so I’m sure it will be the same for me. Regardless, if I stay or if I don’t, the club will be there for me and shake my hand whichever route I decide to take.
“When you’re at this club, you’re always going to get speculation because of the boys who have moved on. We’re lucky to have a club that gives you an opportunity when you are so young, so that when you’re turning 22 or 23 you’re going to have speculation because you’ve had so many games.
“There’s a great ethos here. We talk about myself, Ali Crawford and Grant Gillespie, but there’s young boys coming through that people probably haven’t seen yet and there’s a real bright future here.
“If you look at the under-20s, they’re top of the league by about four or five points, and that’s not a shock to anyone at this club.
“When we go off to pastures new, there will be a new brand of kids who are as exciting, and probably better!”
For the moment, Gordon is relishing the opportunity to be a role model to the young players following in his stead – even though he’s only 22 himself.
“Technically, I think I’m a young boy but I guess I’m a seasoned pro now. I suppose when you look about 30, then people might think you are.”
FOCUSED: Ziggy Gordon says that he is looking at doing his best for Hamilton, despite rumours about his future