Lanark football kid Cameron Taylor has won a life changing move to Huddersfield Town – just three years after being thrown on the scrapheap.
Centre back Cameron (16), who was raised in Woodstock Road, was rejected by Airdrie and Alloa in summer 2013 but has now got his career back on track in spectacular fashion.
He said: “I went on trial at the two Scottish clubs. Airdrie said I wasn’t fast enough and Alloa said: ‘No’.
“That was a right kick in the teeth but my mum Samantha and dad Paul were brilliant at keeping me going.”
Cameron’s perseverence paid off as within three months he’d signed for Livingston. His time at Almondvale saw him make history by becoming the youngest person ever (age 14) to play for Livingston under-20s.
Two years at Livi were followed by a year at Scottish Championship side Falkirk, before Cameron fulfilled a dream by heading south this summer to sign a two-year scholarship deal with English Championship side Huddersfield.
The 6ft 1’’ former Kirkfield United and Gow Valley kid added: “When the opportunity came to join Huddersfield I was buzzing.
“It is every boy’s dream to be a footballer playing down south. I have that now.
“There is a brilliant set-up at Huddersfield and it doesn’t feel real that I’ve joined them.
“I hope to get in the under-23 squad within six months and be pushing for the first team within a year.”