Cun­ning­ham role model re­u­nion

Kil­marnock v Hamil­ton

Evening Times - - SPORT -

mov­ing on and get­ting Scot­land callups. Look at him and Mikey Devlin, that’s just two. “It is in­spir­ing, you look at them and think ‘if they can do it, why can’t I?’” Mean­while, Kil­marnock de­fender Stephen Hendrie has been keep­ing quiet amid the mind games of some of his for­mer Hamil­ton team-mates. The 24-year-old, who left Hamil­ton in a big-money move to West Ham in 2015, said: “It will be good to face my old club, some of my best mates still play there and hope­fully I will be play­ing against them. “I have been speak­ing to some of the boys and you don’t tell them any­thing but they are say­ing: ‘I can’t wait to come up against you’ and ‘I hope you are play­ing’. “But it’s a game of foot­ball so I just get on with it. “I played against them the last game of the sea­son for Mother­well when I was on loan and we won that, but this one is more of a fix­ture.” HAMIL­TON’S Ross Cun­ning­ham ad­mits he has been in­spired by the progress of Ea­monn Bro­phy ahead of their re­u­nion on Satur­day. Bro­phy, 23, has en­joyed ma­jor per­sonal and col­lec­tive suc­cess since mov­ing from Ac­cies to Kil­marnock and made his Scot­land de­but ear­lier this year. Cun­ning­ham is look­ing to fol­low in his foot­steps and the at­tack­ing mid­fielder is go­ing about it the right way af­ter net­ting seven goals this sea­son. Ahead of to­day’s Lad­brokes Pre­mier­ship clash at Rugby Park, the 21-year-old said: “I had a cou­ple of sea­sons with him at un­der-20s. He is a top, top striker and I was only about 17 or 18 but I thought ‘he is some player’. “It’s in­spir­ing see­ing play­ers com­ing through at Hamil­ton and

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