Sean Kenney knows plenty about mastering the art of being a defender – because he has played in the same team as the longest-serving player at Kilbride Thistle AFC – and reckons Scott Hindmarsh is unrecognisable now from when he signed for them from Cunninghame back in 2015-2016, writes Tom Scott.
The Kilbride Gaffer today lifted the lid on 28-yesr-old Hindmarsh, who has played in several positions, insists he could go to a higher level than Amateur Football, but it won’t be as a No 9 striker!
Said Sean “When I played, I was always the bouncing off the walks type in preparing for games. A winner! Scott, or as he is better known Otto, was completely different. Then, he was happy to be part of the pack, but not now believe me.”
“People have told me they see an unbelievable difference in him. I agree, but he still does my head in with daft comments! Seriously, he has worked at his game and got himself really fit – and by that, I mean football-fit. It has improved his game massively.”
“During the first lockdown we designed a programme for the players to keep them fit. His times on those runs were amazing. Now he is one of the leaders in the team. An absolute machine. He is a great guy to have in the dressing room.”
“Scott was called into the Ayrshire Select for an Inter-League game and was voted Man of the Match. He has played right and left back and across midfield, but centre back is his best position. He knows when to drop off and will take things in.”
The former Kilbride Player of the Year has a hankering to do a job in the final third of the park, but Sean Kenney insists he won’t be challenging for a Top Scorer Award!
“He seems to think he could be a centre-forward (striker) – don’t know where he got that from. He can’t score goals and hasn’t scored all that many in the time he has been at the club,” Sean revealed with a smile.
“He could play at a higher level than us, but I think there is still a lot more to get out of him.”
Thanks to Sean Kenney for the Photographs and Portrait.
They show Scott Hindmarsh through the years at Kilbride Thistle AFC. Otto receiving the President’s Player of the Year Award from former Assistant Manager John Bond following the 2014-2015 season, a more recent picture sporting the sponsored Macron Store jersey, and also a magnificent Portrait as the winner of last year’s Player of the Year nomination.