Livingston defender Nicky Devlin is the latest guest on the Scottish Football Coaching Podcast.

Ahead of his trip to Hampden on Sunday for the League Cup final showdown against St Johnstone, Nicky looks back on his career to date and discusses the coaches who have helped shape him personally and professionally. 

Host Lewis Irons and Head of Coach Education Greig Paterson chat with the Premiership defender about the ups and downs of his career to date, his aspirations in coaching and look ahead to that trip to Hampden on the horizon.

Nicky reveals the inspiration he has drawn from his Dad throughout his career and how important that constant family support has been.

The 27-year-old looks back on his call-up to the Scotland Under-19’s squad before having to return to school to take his exams and opens up about the experience of wearing the armband for Ayr United through promotion and relegation.

Nicky explains the importance of balance in his career as he has worked, studied and coached all while playing football. Now as he starts working towards his UEFA C Licence with the Scottish FA, that balance is more important than ever.

The latest episode of the Scottish Football Coaching podcast is a great insight into the career of a player as they prepare to embark on their first cup final.

Listen in to hear about the coaches that have helped shape Nicky and the experiences that he credits with building his resilience.

Hosts: Lewis Irons & Greig Paterson

Recorded: February 2021