Writer: Vital Arabs
Date:Friday July 23 2010
Barry Douglas has been encouraged to follow the example of team-mate Danny Swanson if he wants to make a really big impression in the Scottish Premier League.
The 20-year-old has arrived from humble origins after recently joining the Arabs from third division amateurs Queen's Park - which was a similar scenario that dynamic midfielder Swanson faced following his move from Berwick Rangers a couple of years ago.
"Danny had to work hard in the gym to get to where he is and it has worked wonders for him," manager Peter Houston told The Courier. "I think Barry is in the same boat and with the same amount of graft he will get there."
Douglas actually featured against his former club in a closed-doors friendly during the week that witnessed his new colleagues comfortable 6-0 winners.
"Barry has really impressed me since he came in," Houston continued. "He is a very talented footballer but the one side of the game he needs to work on is the physical aspect. He is a bit like Danny Swanson was when he first arrived. We will need to get him into the gym to bulk him up a bit.
"Barry has the skill level, but he is probably behind some of the others in terms of physique, which is only natural coming from part-time football," he added. "He does have a bit about him, though, and is not scared to stand up to anyone, but in the SPL you have to be able to cope with people bumping into you."
Date:Friday July 23 2010
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