Hibernian starlet Jamie Gullan has opened up on the unique circumstances which led to him joining the Easter Road club.
The 21-year-old striker has made a breakthrough into the first-team this season, making 18 appearances under manager Jack Ross. Now the player his disclosed that he owes his career at Easter Road to his father, and an email that his dad sent to the club.
“He didn’t tell me”
“My Dad deserves a lot of credit here. He didn’t tell me this until I’d signed, but it turns out he’d emailed (sporting director) Graeme Mathie on my behalf, looking to set up a trial” he said (Official Hibernian website)
“I think Graeme was on holiday at the time. I’m glad he sent that email!” Gullan revealed.
That is certainly a unique way for a player to have a chance to make it at a football club. However, Gullan must have suitably impressed at Easter Road during his trail, and now he has become a mainstay in the first-team squad. No wonder he is pleased that his father sent that email.
Loan moves were a benefit
Before Gullan established himself in the Hibernian squad, he spent time out on loan at a few different clubs, most notably with Raith Rovers. The player feels that the loan moves helped him with his Hibernian career.
” I’ve just always wanted to be out playing football. To be in amongst a team and to really feel part of it. So, I’m grateful for every team that gave me the opportunity to go out and play. The alternative’s being behind the scenes and not getting noticed.” he said.