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Sport Hamilton star admits 'mental' experience playing with childhood teammates at Accies

09:45  14 october  2021
09:45  14 october  2021 Source:   dailyrecord.co.uk

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Hamilton midfielder Marley Redfern says he is enjoying the steep learning curve of becoming a first-team regular at Accies.

The 18-year-old has played seven of the eight Championship matches for head coach Stuart Taylor’s side this season after a loan spell in the lower leagues with Blackburn United in 2020.

Redfern says it has been difficult adjusting to life as a regular professional, but the midfielder reckons his loan with Blackburn has helped toughen him up for senior life at a club renowned for giving young players a chance.

“I have known football all my life,” said Redfern. “I got a loan stint to the East of Scotland League with Blackburn United which was massive for me.

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Hamilton and Rosberg endured a tense rivalry in their time as teammates . Upon signing with Mercedes in 2013, Hamilton was reunited with his childhood karting teammate , Nico Rosberg. The team 's policy of letting the pair fight freely led to several acrimonious exchanges both on and off the track, culminating in Hamilton defying team -orders at the season finale in Abu Dhabi and deliberately slowing to back Rosberg into the chasing pack at the end of the race in an unsuccessful bid to encourage other drivers to overtake his teammate , which.

a person playing a game of football: Redfern has been a regular for Hamilton this season. © SNS Group Redfern has been a regular for Hamilton this season.

“It’s been difficult but I have really enjoyed it so far. Hamilton has always been a place for young boys to come through and the gaffer has given some of the younger guys their chance to impress.

“I am just focusing on myself, making sure I get into the squads and making sure I am doing the right things. I have to make sure I am playing.”

Redfern has been at Hamilton for more than half of his life, coming through the ranks with fellow young stars like Adam McGowan and Chris McGinn.

Accies academy director George Cairns was present when Redfern signed his first contract, so there’s been a sense of familiarity with him throughout.

“I’ve been at Hamilton since I was about eight, so I’ve been here all my days," he added. "There’s not been anything new to me coming through.

“George Cairns was with me when I signed my first contract at the age of 10!

“Even some of the older boys, like Reegan Mimnaugh and Ronan Hughes, we saw them coming through. It’s mental playing in the first team with guys you’ve come through with.”

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