December 13, 2018

Interview: Darren Whyte

With ten minutes of today’s game against Dumbarton left, 19-year-old Darren Whyte came on for his first team debut.

The youngster couldn’t hide his delight on making his debut. He said: “I’m absolutely delighted. I’ve been working really hard for it so it is great that it has finally came.

“A mixture of both [nerves and excitement] to be fair with adrenalin but it is great to finally make it.

“It’s there for everybody if they really work hard for it so I just need to try and kick on from here.”

Darren felt he did fine in his short outing and he appreciates the help he gets from the manager and the senior players in his development as a player.

He said: “I felt I done okay. Obviously it was a bit hard for my first game with the levels coming up from the under-20s but it was excellent and I’m sure I’ll get used to it and get there the more I play.

“It [playing first team football] is much more intense and physical as well but I’m obviously delighted.

“Alex Rae is great to work with. Even with the likes of Andy Webster it is excellent to have them at the under-20s games to help you out.”

The youngster didn’t hide his targets for the rest of the season. He said: “More game time and to kick on from here.”