Dec 13 2012 By Andrew Weston
Motherwell starlet AdamCummins celebrated signing a new contract on Saturday by helping the team to their first home win since September.
The 19-year-old put pen to paper on a deal which will keep him at Fir Park until the summer of 2015.
And after playing his part in Motherwell’s 3-2 win against Ross County, the Scouser now wants to nail down a regular first team place.
Saturday was his 17th start of the campaign which includes a Champions League tie against Panathinaikos and the Europa clash with Levante.
The former Everton player said: “It was a good way to celebrate (on Saturday) and I am happy that my future is at Motherwell for the next couple of years. Hopefully I can keep doing well and secure a place in the team even more so than I am doing now.
“As a kid it is important to get playing in the first team whether that is down in England or in the SPL.
“To get that experience as young as you can is great. At the moment at Motherwell I have got a good chance of playing first team football. That could change but I am going to do everything I can to stay in the team and keep that shirt.”
He continued: “There is not as much money in Scottish football like down in England, outwith Celtic or Rangers. At a club like Motherwell you are going to get an opportunity and if you take it you could end up doing well. When I came up here (in July 2011) I had a bit of a dodgy ankle but the club sorted me out. I am playing now and, touch wood, the ankle is as strong as ever.”
This weekend Motherwell travel to Easter Road hoping to exact revenge on Hibs following a 4-0 trouncing at Fir Park in November.
Cummins did not play that day but the defender is desperate to continue Well’s fine recent away form.
He said: “We didn’t enjoy the best performance against them last time out so hopefully we can put that right.
“Along with Inverness, Hibs are the closest to us in the league. They have got a number of good players and Leigh Griffiths is a great player who has been playing well up in Scotland. It will be a tough task but one I am looking forward to if selected. We go there with confidence.”
Cummins became the latest player to join the Well Society last week. The Everton Academy youth product signed up for the fans’ group shortly after penning his new contract.
He said: “I spoke to (chief executive) Leeann Dempster about it. The Well Society is a great idea. I think it shows that us as players like to put something back into the club. If it gets the support then it can only be good for Motherwell Football Club."