For the rest of December, we’ll be profiling 20 of the most promising Scottish talents who we believe will have defining 2020’s. Kilmarnock’s Innes Cameron is the next player we’re looking at.
The striker is back at Killie after a promising loan stint at Stranraer. For one reason or another, first-team opportunities have been limited at Rugby Park this season.
2020 could be the time for him to lay down his marker as Killie’s future hitman.
Stranraer showed his potential
Whilst playing in League One, Cameron scored ten goals in 29 games. It’s a pretty decent strike rate and it’s clearly prompted Killie to keep him around this season.
Whilst at Stairs Park his abiliy was on full display. Cameron’s good in the air and possesses poacher-like qualities in and around the box. He’s a throwback to an old fashioned striker from years gone by.
Yes things like his hold up play and abilty to move the ball need a bit of brushing up perhaps, but it’s nothing major. He’s got time on his side, with Cameron still in his teenage years.
He’s only featured three times in senior competition this term though. His team sit fifth in the league amidst managerial upheaval and it’s clear that one department needs improved upon.
Cameron has great chance to fill striker void
Goals have been a problem for Killie this season. Under Angelo Alessio, the likes of Eamonn Brophy have struggled to make consistent contributions in front of goal and the club have the third-worst goals scored in the Premiership.
The club’s top scorer, Brophy, has three Premiership goals. It’s clear that something has to change up front for Killie to get the best out of that department and Cameron should be licking his lips.
There won’t be many better opportunities for him to make his mark than this. A new manager coming in and a struggling forward line could give him a chance to impress. His stint at Stranraer has shown he knows where the net is.
A couple of starts for Cameron are needed to gauge where he is. Then we can really see what Killie’s promising forward is made of under a new regime.
It’s set up to be a big 2020 for him. A vacancy is surely open in Killie’s forward line and if he can catch the eye, Cameron may have the chance to make the role his.