Calum Ferrie has been waiting in the wings for a while now – and he’s determined to make the most of his Dundee chance.
The 22-year-old goalkeeper replaced Jack Hamilton between the sticks during the Dee’s 1-0 weekend win over Morton. A goal from Jonathan Afolabi was enough to separate the pair at Dens Park.
For Ferrie it was a good display, keeping a clean sheet and not putting a foot wrong as he aimed to impress manager James McPake. He was appearing for the first time in senior Dundee action since 2018.
That was in an end of season Premiership clash with Partick Thistle, Ferrie not getting many chances since moving to Tayside from Port Vale. But he’s determined to keep the number one shirt now.
“It’s been a long time,” Ferrie said. “I’ve had to wait and be patient and work hard. The club has done a lot for me and I want to repay the club in the best way I can – that’s by playing well and getting clean sheets.
“Everyone wants to play every week, that’s why we’re footballers. It’s what I love to do. I love to train but you don’t get that buzz from getting a win.
“I hope I can stay in now, grow and progress and, hopefully, get more clean sheets. I found out on Friday and, personally, I’m very happy to be involved. I’ve worked hard for it so, hopefully, I can kick on now.
“Me, Jack, the young goalie Harry (Harrison Sharp), and Bobby Geddes all work together as a unit and in training push each other to get better. That’s what you need. Everyone knows about the goalkeeper’s union and we do look out for one another, want each other to do well. We push each other in training every day.