Williamson is 23 now. At what age do we consider him no longer a youngster?
Good player but has failed to establish himself in the team and hasn't really progressed for a catalogue of reasons even though he has had plenty of chances in the team. Theres definitely a player in there somewhere but I think he needs to go somewhere and get 30+ games a season under his belt at a level he can work on certain areas of his game. His confidence is pretty low and maybe needs a fresh start, at a game fairly recently a group of guys in the NW were laughing at "how **** this guy is" for most of the game and were shouting at him for everything and anything. And that's suppose to be his own supporters.
Martin is another one, his reading of the game when he first came into the team at 18 was excellent. he could also play all across the back 4 if required, however he's a managers dream as he can sit on the bench and fill in anywhere when theres injuries when really he probably needed to go somewhere and get game time for his own progression.he was another one who got stick from his own support. Again in the NW either earlier this season or last season he had his back to the opposition goal half way in his own half and no passes on while getting closed down and someone shouted at him for passing back to the goalie and he turned to the crowd and did a gesture as if to say what the **** am I suppose to do.
Then theres the treatment of Millen when he was scared to attend a club function and then then theres the stick Byrne got (folk claiming he isn't hard enough or didn't tackle was bizarre I seen him tacking all the time). It's hnot really a surprise we don't really have a great track record of bringing through youngsters that stay on at us.
I'm sure Davie Bingham said before an interview that he didn't have the greatest of times at Dunfermline when he was coming through due to the stick he got and being a local boy (it may have been the heritage trusts interview but I would need to double check that)