The Edinburgh club are asking supporters to contribute to the takeover of local businesswoman Ann Budge who has put forward the initial stake to get out of administration and into a fan ownership situation.
22-year old Australian defender McGowan, who has been with the Jambos since he was a teenager, has praised the Tyencastle faithful as they move forward with the optimistic plan.
"It's a fantastic achievement by the fans. The club have set them a target to raise as much money as possible and to get 8,000 (contributing members) shows we have a lot of loyal supporters," he told the Scotsman.
"It's definitely been a lot more positive over the past couple of weeks. Hopefully, things are starting to turn around and we can get over the line.
"But we have not had any real chats with Ann Budge yet. We obviously know who she is but we don't know her plans.
"I'm sure she will leave that until she officially takes over. Nobody is 100 per cent sure when it will go through. But, with Ann heading the foundation and 8,000 pledges, we are heading in the right direction."
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