Former Tamworth FC Youth player Kane Hemmings, a target for a number of Championship sides has confirmed that he’s unlikely to move from current side Dundee according to a report in the Herald.
The hot-firing Hemmings told the Herald that he is enjoying his time in the SPL and is therefore more than happy to stay despite interest from a host of clubs such as Aston Villa, Derby County and others in the Championship and League One said to be keeping tabs on the free-scoring hitman.
The Evening Telegraph say that others are also interested including Leeds United who they say “are also believed to have sent scouts north” to run the rule over Hemmings, but that seems to have been a fruitless look in light of the Herald’s news.
In speaking to the Herald, Hemmings, who is a nominee for the PFA Scotland Player of the Year, talks about how a change in his style of play has brought about the goals and interest from the English Leagues. Hemmings explains that: “I have been getting in the box and staying there. Being selfish about my own play, knowing what my strengths are and just doing that. Maybe last year I wasn’t always in the position to finish chances off but this year I have made a point of getting in the box to score goals.”
And that’s just what 25-year-old Hemmings has done, and in spades this season with his 21 Scottish Premier League goals coming on the back of a July 1 2015 free transfer from League One side Barnsley. These 21 goals, at the rate of a goal every 120 minutes, represent a marked improvement over the three League One goals for Barnsley last season and a marked improvement on the 18 Scottish Championship goals scored for Cowdenbeath during the 2013/14 season.
However, goals and interest aside, Hemmings says that his future lies and Den’s Park, not at Villa Park with Aston Villa, not at the iPro Stadium with Derby County, nor even at Elland Road with Leeds United. Closing the Herald article, Hemmings simply says: “The boys have been great wit hme, the gaffer has been great with me and I am scoring goals so I am happy. I have no real intention to seek a move anywhere. I am enjoying playing my football so there is no reason to change that.”
Here are 16 of the goals that Hemmings has scored for Dundee this season since his arrival.
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