Hamilton Academy director George Cairns has provided an insight into Everton loanee Korede Adedoyin and his progress at Accies.

The 18-year-old swapped Goodison Park for the Fountain of Youth Stadium during the summer as he aims to gain some vital first-team minutes.

Adedoyin swapped Merseyside for South Lanarkshire. (Photo by Tony McArdle/Everton FC via Getty Images)

A proven goalscorer at youth level, the Nigerian bagged 24 goals in 41 apperances in the U18s Premier League last term. Blessed with pace and technical ability, Adedoyin should be able to succeed in South Lanarkshire.

So far though he hasn’t really got the minutes some may have expected him to in the senior side. The teenager has featured just once in the Caramel Wafer Cup so far and hasn’t made a first-team squad.

Cairns has said injury has held the Nigerian back a little, following another appearance as an unused sub in Accies’ 3-2 Reserve victory over Hearts.

Cairns has provided an update on Everton loanee Korede Adedoyin.

Cairns has provided an update on Everton loanee Korede Adedoyin. (Photo by Everton FC via Getty Images)

“He’s picked up a couple of injuries here and there, but he’s working hard in training,” Cairns said. He’s just got to take his chance when he gets it.

“All players are different. To be fair to him he picked up an injury last week which ruled him out and he’s worked hard this week to get back onto the bench.

“Who knows, he might start next week, he’s only a young kid at 18 and he’s in a different environment. You hope these kids do go on and offer you something.”

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