The Sunday Post (Inverness)

Adams: Ayr are no flash in the pan


Jamie Adams insists that Ayr United’s red-hot start to the season is no flash in the pan and they have what it takes to last the pace.

Adams was gutted when Friday night’s live TV clash against Inverness was called off 40 minutes before kick-off due to high winds.

That denied Ayr the chance to crank up the heat at the top of the table and steal a march on Ross County who visit Somerset Park next Saturday.

“The players don’t see the season as a fairytale,” claims Adams, who is fighting his way back from injury.

“The boys knew how good they were when they came up last season. We’ve added a few players and kept everybody from last year.

“We’re not getting carried away, we’ll just take one game at a time and see what happens. Everyone is enjoying it.”

Lawrence Shankland’s 55 goals from 55 starts have grabbed all the headlines and Adams admits he is a real class act.

He said: “I have played with a few good strikers such as Stephen Dobbie, but Shanks is definitely right up there if not even in front of them.

“He has been outstandin­g and is even better than he was last season. He has helped the team, but I think the team helps him with the way we play and the players we have.

“He has a brilliant relationsh­ip with Michael Moffat up front as he has when Craig Moore comes in.

“Shanks looks at the team and knows he owes a lot to the rest of the players.

“At the same time, he’s been different class and deserves everything he gets.”

Swansea are leading the race for his signature and could table a £200,000 bid in January.

That is set to be rejected as Ayr want much more for their prize asset, whose goals could fire them into the Premier League.

Adams said: “It will be tough for the club and Shankland, but he’s enjoying every game he gets with us.

“He’s loving his football and we love playing with him so it’s a good match.”

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Lawrence Shankland

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