Chris Cadden’s dream as a youngster was to be able to make just one appearance in a Motherwell shirt at Fir Park.
His start against Dundee in the William Hill Scottish Cup last weekend took the player to the 100-game milestone, an achievement he’s rightly proud of.
“It was a brilliant feeling,” the 21-year-old said of making the milestone. “To play 100 games is a brilliant achievement for me. It was a really proud day for me and my family.
“When I came in, I took each game as it came. The gaffer has trusted me, which I’ve appreciated.
[pullquote]Both Mark McGhee and Stephen Robinson have trusted me and hopefully I’ve repaid that trust.”[/pullquote]
Across his 100 games, Cadden has seen it all. From scrapping against relegation at the wrong end of the table, to reaching the Betfred Cup final.
The team’s form took a minor dip after that appearance at Hampden Park but the squad have returned energised from the winter break, and a bonding trip to Spain.
“At Motherwell, we are going to have peaks and troughs,” he said. “It’s not always going to be plain sailing or going for second in the league all the time.
“We are going to have that wee dip. But we’ve come back from it. Having the winter break, the trip to Tenerife done us the world of good we’ve come back strong.”