Football clubs, at any level, must take every opportunity they can to grow as an organisation. A critical part of this process, naturally, is to attract new names to build up a strong squad. This year’s winter transfer window has proven to be an exciting and busy time for Scunthorpe United, especially with one of the first January signings for The Iron being Adam Hammill.
Some of the exciting things people do for work allow them to travel the world and discover different cultures. Such is likely the case for a musician, artist or a performer, maybe working as an archaeologist, a journalist, on a cruise ship and even playing cards for a living. Certainly, a sporting career may also contain such perks. And though sometimes footballers seem bound to one side throughout most of their time like Lionel Messi with Barcelona, usually, athletes must look for their proper place in various locations. It’s the reality that can be beneficial to all interested parties and add to the whole experience.
And experience is something Adam Hammill brings to the table. The winger has quite a few English (and two Scottish) clubs on his professional resume. Although his career didn’t take him outside the United Kingdom, he reportedly had offers from around the world that he turned down when deciding on a move to St. Mirren. The former Liverpool youth academy player joined the Scottish Premier League team for a short-term contract before moving to Scunthorpe on a free transfer on January 3rd.
Surely, all the fans and people connected to the club believe the offensive midfielder will be able to make use of all the knowledge he acquired over the years in British football at various tiers. Hopefully, his skills and experience will assist the squad in the hardest moments, influence the turn of events and ultimately, help achieve a satisfying position in the League One table, as the expectations were undeniably lifted high after the perfect start of Hammill’s Scunthorpe adventure.
In his first appearance on the pitch, Hammill managed to score a late goal against Sunderland that helped save one point in that confrontation. Such is the kind of added value that’s always appreciated from substitutes, and we wish the 31-year-old many more moments like that in the future.