McInnes: Jai Quitongo is an inspiration to young players

first_imgAhead of their semi-final clash on Saturday, McInnes is thrilled to see the 19-year-old blossoming at Jim Duffy’s side.“He’s raw but he’s flourished now and is playing with a bit of confidence,” he said.“It’s a good story for a lot of younger ones who are seemingly deemed not good enough elsewhere.“I’m not saying he wasn’t good enough here because he was still young and still had a lot of development to go but we worked with the family on this one and we were understanding of his situation.” Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes says he is delighted to see former Dons youth prospect Jai Quitongo fulfilling his potential at Greenock Morton.McInnes’ side will come up against a familiar face in Quitongo, who was briefly on the books at Pittodrie during the 2014-15 campaign.Jai, the son of former Hearts and Hamilton attacker Jose, has been in impressive form for Morton, with four goals in six games in the Betfred Cup this season.That form has not gone unnoticed by Premier League clubs in England, with Crystal Palace, Hull City and Swansea City monitoring his progress. McInnes added: “I think being at home has been good for him and that has shown in his performances. “He had a wee bit of an edge to him and was a boy I really liked, and it’s good to see him doing well.”last_img

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