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Stewart on the March

PostedMarch 28, 2011

March has been an eventful month for Greg Stewart with the young striker turning 21 and scoring in 5 consecutive matches for the Blue Brazil.

Stewart joined the club from the amateur ranks in the summer after starring for Falkirk-based Syngenta in the Edinburgh under 21 league and has successfully made the jump from non-league to first division football. The striker was previously with Rangers and Hearts as a youth player but was released after being considered to be too small at the age of 15.

Following a spell out of football, Stewart starting banging in the goals again in non-league football and came to the attention of senior scouts and was invited to train with Falkirk and Stirling Albion. However, his big break came last summer when Head of Youth Development, Bobby Paterson, invited Greg to join Cowden for pre-season training. The promising striker took his chance with both hands to impress Jimmy Nicholl and earned a contract at Central Park.

The striker has had to be patient after being limited to a cameo role from the bench earlier in the season but made his first start in November against Stirling Albion and celebrated with his first senior goal. A further spell on the bench followed but two late and vital goal scoring substitute appearances earlier this month earned Stewart a regular staring jersey and has started the last 5 games, adding a further 3 goals to his tally - now joint-top goalscorer with Mark Ramsay on 6 goals.

"To score against full-time sides like Dundee, Raith Rovers and Partick Thisle is a great feeling", Stewart told the SFL website.

"I would have laughed if anyone had said a year ago that I would be playing in the first division but now the games can't come quick enough. It would be brilliant if we could keep Cowdenbeath in this division.

"Jimmy Nicholl is a fantastic manager to work with and he has helped me no end by working on different bits and pieces of my game. There is also lots of experience in the dressing room which is great for guys like me."

Click here to read the full SFL interview.

Meanwhile, Joe Mbu had an operation on his knee last week. The injury has troubled Mbu all season but it is hoped that the surgery will allow the player to return to full fitness before the end of the season.

19-year old striker John Ferguson has joined team mate Thomas O'Brien on loan at local junior side Kelty Hearts until the end of the season. 'Feegsy' has been a regular in the 1st team squad this season but has dropped out recently so the move will allow the player to benefit from 1st team football in the East Junior Super League.

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