A real rags to riches tale for the former Crawley Town striker, who played one game on trial for Spurs and was snapped up immediately on an 18 month contract. His goal scoring record at Dulwich Hamlet (11 in 25 games) attracted David Pleat's attention and as he was not on a contract, a deal was struck with the South London non-league club to sign the forward.
His pace and height (over 6') have made him a handful for defenders and his goal scoring made him top in the pre-season games at Brentford, where he was on trial. While still studying for his business studies degree at the University of London, McEwen only trained three times a week with Spurs, but after the summer he joined the club full-time.
His debut as substitute, on against Derby County, was a surprise, but he showed he was not overawed in that company. Not afraid to shoot and nearly got off the mark with a sharp header. Looked strong enough to hold his own, but did not really develop as Tottenham had hoped and with other younger prospects in reserve and the signing of Steven Ferguson, McEwen was released in the summer of 2001, leaving to join Queens Park Rangers.
Later went back into non-league to play for Hertford Town.