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Cammy's top-flight rise delights Blue Toon boss

Thu 23 Feb 2017

Former Peterhead loanee Cammy Kerr is flourishing at Dundee and Peterhead manager Jim McInally could not be happier for him.

The likeable 21 year old has established himself as a first-team regular with the Dens Park club, following two separate stints at Balmoor.

Amongst Kerr's 29 appearances this season was his impressive display in the Scottish Premiership win over Rangers last Sunday.

The lifelong Dundee supporter has even been touted for international recognition, such has been his impact in Scotland's top-flight.

McInally said: "Cammy is such a nice boy and he stays not too far away from me actually."

"Believe it or not, he sent me a text message on Monday apologising for not wishing me a happy birthday on Sunday because he was busy."

"That sums the boy up. He thinks about others rather than himself and I thought that was really nice of him."

"I have showed that text to so many people and I told our players about it at training this week."

"Everybody at Peterhead is so happy for him, just because he is such a nice boy and has got so much desire to be a footballer."

"He is actually living his dream because he loves Dundee and to be representing the club means so much to him."

"Apparently even our former striker Andy Rodgers has been tweeting that it should not be long before Cammy receives international honours at some level, which would be nice for him. Not that I'm into tweeting!"

Kerr, a forward-thinking right back, made 33 outings for Peterhead over the last two seasons.

To try and fill the void, the Blue Toon boss blooded numerous players in that position but he believes he has finally found a successor.

McInally said: "I have actually been comparing Aaron Comrie to Cammy."

"They are the same type of players - enthusiastic, quick, sharp and they wear their heart on their sleeve."

"I have already said to his manager Tommy Wright that Aaron has got the same chance as Cammy because of his determination and his desire."

"Hopefully that comes to fruition for him at St Johnstone because if it does, it will mean he will have done well for us."

 

By Glenn Moir