❓ | PLAYER Q+A – SHANE SUTHERLAND

1.Best Player Played with?
I would have to say Graeme Shinnie, I came through the youth with him at ICT and he’s gone on to become a Scotland International.

At Elgin, the best player I play with is Brian Cameron, every game I have played for Elgin, 99% percent of the time – I have played alongside him, easy to play with and we bring the best out of each other it’s fair to say.

2. Best player played against?

Hard one… I would have to pick Victor Wanyama.

3. Favourite stadium played at?
My favourite stadium to play at would be Parkhead, although Ibrox is right behind it..

4. Least favourite stadium?
Hmm, got to be Cliftonhill. Purley because the size of the changing rooms being so small.

5. Best football moment?
Obviously, scoring the winner against Celtic to stop them winning the league is my highlight, but the Cup final v Rangers (Peterhead) at Hampden was a special occasion.
For an individual point of view – winning the PFA Player of the Year Award.

6. Worst football moment?
Would be rupturing my ACL during 16-17 season when the team were playing well, and I had scored 24 goals by Feb was a devastating way to end my/the Season.

7. Football idol?
Ruud van NistelrooyI remember watching the Premiership on ITV and him scoring every week. As a player who enjoyed scoring, he always stood out to me.

8. Favourite food/restaurant?
Italian food – La Lanterna, West End
Butchershop Bar and Grill, Glasgow

9. Best bit of football advice/from who?
My Family for pushing me to sign for Wick Academy at a young age, I feel I probably wouldn’t have had the career I have had to date – if hadn’t.
From a coach,  when I ruptured my ACL, Jim Weir told me how to deal with the physical and mental sides of the disappointment (being through a lot of injuries himself). This helped me get back to playing week in and week out without any recurrence of the injury as you see a lot of players pick up injuries on their return to playing – I have been lucky enough with his advice and other good people assisting me on the way.

10. Favourite Manager you have worked under?
Jim Weir – when he first came to Elgin, not so much. But once I returned from a year at Peterhead, he showed a lot of faith in the way I play and my ability and arguably I played the best football of my career that year (16-17 season) leading me to finish league top scorer and win a lot of individual awards as well as PFA Team of the Year, despite missing ¼ of the Season.

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