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Stephen Glass not surprised to see Calvin Ramsay linked with big clubs

Aberdeen v Qarabag – UEFA Europa Conference League – Play-offs – Second Leg – Pittodrie Stadium
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Aberdeen manager Stephen Glass was not surprised to see Calvin Ramsay linked with the likes of Everton.

The Dons boss believes the 18-year-old is destined for the very top.

Ramsay has established himself as Aberdeen’s first-choice right-sided wing-back this season and has played in all 12 matches.

He made his Scotland Under-21 international debut this month and reports this week claimed Everton were highly impressed with his display after watching him in Saturday’s 2-0 defeat by Motherwell.

Leicester, West Ham and Southampton were also credited with an interest in the versatile player.

“It is new for him,” Glass said. “He was linked with a lot of big clubs as you say – he also plays at a big club.

“I think Calvin knows where he is, he knows what’s good for him at the minute. And he is such a level-headed boy that I don’t see any need to talk to him about outside noise that people are putting out there.

“Young players at this club know what happens if you are playing well, they know the links that come, but I am not surprised because he is a top player already and he is going to be something pretty special.”

Glass is looking for his team to convert possession into points when they host St Johnstone on Saturday after they lacked a cutting edge at Fir Park despite having three times as much possession as their opponents.

And he has had encouraging news in the form of on-loan Wolves striker Austin Samuels’ return to training after missing the Motherwell game.

“There are no fresh injury worries,” Glass said. “The positive side is that Austin Samuels has been with us part of the week so he is going to have an opportunity to play on Saturday. We will see how he is on Friday.

“We think Ryan (Hedges) will be ready to get back on the training pitch next week as well, which will help us ahead of the following game.”