World’s end for former Spittal pupil
Castlemilk’s Ikechi Anya went from a feeling of momentous joy to one of complete and utter devastation this week as Scotland failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
The former Spittal Primary School pupil came on as a substitute in the penultimate game to set up the 89th minute winning own goal against Slovakia on Thursday - sparking incredible celebrations on the Hampden Park slopes.
Come Sunday night however, the Derby winger was introduced once again from the bench by boss Gordon Strachan but this time failed to make an impact as they drew 2-2 in Slovenia.
The result ended Scotland’s hopes of a play-off spot and also witnessing the Tartan Army make their first appearance at a World Cup for 20 years.
World defeat Anya (left) and his Scotland teammates at full-time on Sunday night