The Gers under-17 keeper was in goal for the game in Kilmarnock that the young Scots won thanks to goals from Celtic duo Regan Hendry and Calvin Miller.

Robby’s twin brother Ross who played 120 minutes for the Rangers under-20’s in their SFA Youth Cup win over St Johnstone on Sunday was an unused substitute for the match along with Josh Jeffries.

Scot Gemmill’s team stood up well against a good Romanian side and will have plenty to be confident about going into next month’s UEFA European Under-17 Championships elite qualifying group stage.

Goalkeeper Robby was part of the team that reached the Under-17 European Championship semi-finals for the first time ever last year. He’s confident Scotland can do just as well next time around.

He told the SFA website: “Last year we had a really good squad and this year it’s just as good. Hopefully we can get to the semi-finals again, it’s something that would live with you for the rest of your life. It would be great for the boys to get just as far but hopefully we can get to the final this time.”

Robby has featured on the bench for the Gers first team this season already for a Scottish Cup game against Dumbarton following an injury to Steve Simonsen the week before.

His brother Ross has featured regularly for the under-20s side this season either at right back or in the heart of defence. Josh Jeffries is a striker who has been plying his trade as part of the Rangers Glasgow Cup squad at under-17 level.

You can read a match report of the game on the SFA website here.


SCOTLAND | Robby McCrorie (C), Finlayson, Souttar, Higgins, Harvie, Wilson (Stirling 75′), Miller, Hill, Hendry, Frizzell (Coote 60′), Smith (Smith 60′).
Subs not used | Doohan (GK), Norris, Jeffries, Allan, McLennan, McNaughton, Kerr (GK), Ross McCrorie.


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