MORTON fan Adam Darroch followed in his father’s footsteps when the pair made their way to Hampden for Saturday’s Betfred Cup semi-final against Aberdeen.

The 11-year-old Gourock Primary pupil sat beside his dad Andrew, who was the same age when he went to his first Morton semi-final with his father, against the same club back in 1979.

To add to the occasion, Adam had the same scarf wrapped around his neck that his dad wore 37 years ago.

Unfortunately the final result was also all too familiar, but when Adam and his dad left the stadium they were full of pride about their team’s widely-praised display.

Adam, 11, from Gourock said: “It was a great day. I only hope I don’t have to wait too long for another one! It was brilliant. I thought we played really well but I was a bit disappointed we didn’t win.

“We sang the whole game, it was constant. Before the game we were talking to Aberdeen fans and they wished us all the best.”

Young football starlet Adam goes to all the home games with his dad, a secondary school teacher, but also plays football himself, for Morton under 13s.

He added: “I hope that is me on the field one day.

“My favourite player is Jai Quitongo and I play in his position.”

It was a real family affair for the Morton-mad Darroch family as Adam was also joined by his mum Angela and brother Lyle, eight, plus his uncles and his cousins at the big match.