The amount of former Scotland internationals to have turned out in the East of Scotland League will be rarer than hen’s teeth.
But Burntisland Shipyard were able to boast one at the weekend and as former Raith midfielder Colin Cameron appeared as a trialist in their 3-1 win over Hawick Royal Albert.
Cameron, who recently left the manager’s post at Cowdenbeath but has stated a desire to keep playing, was invited along to Recreation Park by manager Myles Allan.
The manager said: “I got to know Colin a couple of years ago as our daughters are in the same class at school and they do a few out of school things together.
“He initially helped me get a player on loan from Cowdenbeath last season and then, when he left Cowdenbeath, I invited him to training to keep himself ticking over while he looked for something longer term.
“Saturday was the first time that he’d been available to play for us and it was great to have his experience on the park.
“I’m sure the guys around him will have picked up a few things from playing alongside him.
“There’s every chance that it will be a one-off as I’m sure he’ll have a couple of options in the SPFL before too long but if 90 minutes for us has helped him along the way then great as his presence was definitely a help to us.”
Blair Smart opened the scoring before Cameron added number two and Jamie Fyfe made it three.
This weekend Shipyard again face Hawick, away from home, with a 2.30p.m. kick-off.