Academy manager Mick Leonard believes that Brad McGowan’s committed approach to the game can see him become at hit in the Notts County first team.
Having joined the club as an Under-12, McGowan has progressed through the Academy at Meadow Lane to gain his opportunity in the senior squad.
After an impressive two years in the club’s youth team, the centre-back now faces his biggest challenge yet of breaking into the senior side.
Leonard feels that McGowan is a credit to his family and will always wear the shirt with the pride needed to be a Magpies player.
He told Magpie Player: ”All the way through, in every aspect of his game, the way that Brad conducts himself is exceptional.
“Simple things that we expect of the players, such as looking smart and wearing the badge with pride, he does all of that.
“He’s a Notts County boy through and through, he’s a leader on the pitch and around the ground he conducts himself well.
“He does everything asked of him to the best of his ability and in that respect you think he’s got a chance.
“He’s a tough-tackling character, a no-nonsense centre-half who can pass the ball and I think with another year of his physical progression, I think he’s got a real chance.”
Check out the full interviews with Leonard and head of Academy coaching Andy McMillan on Magpie Player.