Cowdenbeath's Liam Callaghan given Birmingham trial

Willie Callaghan Snr (right)
Willie Callaghan Snr (right) played twice for Scotland

Cowdenbeath teenager Liam Callaghan has been handed a trial with Birmingham City and hopes to follow in the footsteps of his famous grandfather.

Willie Callaghan was a right-back who helped Dunfermline Athletic lift the Scottish Cup in 1968 and also played for Scotland.

The 17-year-old midfielder's father, Willie Jnr, also played for Cowdenbeath during his professional career.

Now Liam could win a switch from the Blue Brazil to the Blues in England.

And he has yet to become a feature of Cowdenbeath's first team in the Scottish Second Division.

"Talented teenage midfielder Liam Callaghan has been invited to train with English Championship side Birmingham City and will spend next week at St Andrews after impressing the City scout at last week's reserve game," said a Cowden website statement.

"The 17-year-old from Kelty has progressed through the youth ranks at Central Park and is currently a fixture for the under-19s and reserve sides.

"The youngster made his debut for the first team during pre-season and is part of the full-time youth set-up under the tutelage of Colin Cameron."

Willie Callaghan Snr - he also featured for Cowdenbeath at the end of his career - is the brother of Tommy, who also played for Dunfermline as well as Celtic.

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