ROSS HUTCHISON credited a solid foundation at Sauchie Juniors for his growing development as a player.

The defender has played a pivotal role towards Sauchie’s good form of late, including a superb run which saw them go eight games unbeaten before the trip to Jeanfield at the weekend.

The 22-year-old was also on hand to score twice during Sauchie’s 7-2 dismantling over Glenrothes.

Speaking to Advertiser Sport after the result against Glenrothes, Hutchison heaped praise on the environment at Sauchie for helping him grow as a player.

He said: “It felt good to help the team out and get on the scoresheet, we’re flying at the minute.

“I feel I’ve definitely come on stronger with the boys around me, they’ve instilled a good foundation at the club with the players.

“The boys that have come in recently have helped the squad as well so to be around that has helped me develop myself.

“I’ve just turned 22 so I feel like I’m getting more confident, I’m enjoying Sauchie right now.”

Hutchison’s words echo that of his manager’s, who was quick to praise him for his improvement since coming into the squad last season.

Fraser Duncan described Hutchison as “phenomenal” during the recent solid run and also admitted aspirations for the title.

Hutchison backed up Duncan’s sentiment, explaining that if Sauchie get back to winning ways following the Jeanfield blip, then the League is within sight.

“We 100 per cent can win the title this year,” He added. “We just need to keep pushing.

We’ve got Musselburgh soon but if we beat them, we can challenge for the title no bother.”