With Kilmarnock’s Eamonn Brophy underperforming up top, is there room for this young star to jump in?
Hailing from Alexandria, Innes Cameron could be Kilmarnock’s next answer up front. In his short professional tenure, the 20 year old has picked up international experience and a fair amount of opportunities for clubs.
After working up the ranks at Kilmarnock to their reserve squad, Cameron got loaned out to Scottish League Two’s Stranraer FC. In his only season at the club, Cameron managed to score 10 goals in 29 appearances at the club including 22 league starts and a debut strike for the club.
When he got back to Killie’s reserve squad, he was promoted to the first team for this season, but with Eamonn Brophy and Nicke Kabamba being Alex Dyer’s main men up top, first team opportunities may be hard to come by for the 20 year old.
In 2017, Cameron represented his country, he managed to get into the Scotland U17 squad for 4 games, which included 1 start and 3 substitute appearances. Cameron got a goal for the U17 squad, bagging one against the Faroe Islands in a 2-0 win in the UEFA U17 European Championship.
Standing at about 6 foot 3 inches, Cameron is good in the air, he plays like a classic striker from the past, he plays as a poacher, and like a good poacher, he capitalises on his chances. He does have versatility to his game too, he’s slotted into the attacking midfield and as a centre forward on occasion.
Innes Cameron is hoping to impress Dyer in training and wants to break into the first team, which is his aim when he spoke to the Daily Record. Cameron is also willing to take his time to break into the starting XI, he said: “even if it takes another season of coming off the bench or going out on loan, then I’ll do what I can”. He wants to make his mark and make his name known to the Kilmarnock hierarchy.
If he can’t break into the first team regularly, then he will be sent out on loan to prove his worth to the Kilmarnock staff and become a name you will not want to look over.
Don’t be surprised if you see the name “Innes Cameron” amongst the SPL’s top scorers within the next few seasons!