Cad­den makes a start for Scot­land

Wishaw Press - - SCHOOL NEWS - Ben Ra­m­age

Chris Cad­den be­came the first Mother­well player to pull on the na­tional jersey for nearly a decade af­ter pick­ing up two caps on Scot­land’s South Amer­i­can tour.

He be­came the first Steel­man to play for Scot­land since Steven Saun­ders picked up his first cap in 2010.

Af­ter mak­ing a lat e ap­pear­ance in a 2-0 de­feat to Rus­sia- bound Peru, Cad­den then played over half an hour of the sec­ond half at Mex­ico’s fa­mous Azteca sta­dium in front of 71,000 fans.

With Scot­land trail­ing 1-0 to a Gio­vani Dos San­tos strike, the Bell­shill lad al­most lev­elled the game but his shot from out­side the area was saved.

Re­flect­ing on a first cap for his coun­try, Cad­den said: “It’s ob­vi­ously a mo­ment I’ll never for­get. It’s some­thing that my fam­ily and I are ex­tremely proud of and I’m ex­tremely grate­ful for the op­por­tu­nity.

“The score­line was ob­vi­ously not what we would have wanted, but to have trav­elled with the first team, got some valu­able ex­pe­ri­ence out here in Lima and then to have got my first cap was bril­liant.”

Mother­well’s num­ber seven is now hop­ing he has forced his way into man­ager Alex McLeish’s plans as he pre­pares for the forth­com­ing Na­tion’s League matches.

“It’s some­thing I want to build on,” he said. “Get­ting that ex­pe­ri­ence and be­ing around the group has made me de­ter­mined to build on things from here.”

In the un­der 21s, Well’s Al­lan Camp­bell was again in the start­ing line up as Scot­land took on South Korea at the Toulon Tour­na­ment.

The young Scots fol­lowed up their bril­liant vic­tory over hosts France with a 2-1 win, thanks to goals from Oliver Burke and Billy Gil­mour.

With France beat­ing Togo 2-0, Scot­land ended up top­ping Group B and sealed au­to­matic qual­i­fi­ca­tion for the last four.

Camp­bell is now gear­ing up to face Eng­land in the semi­fi­nals to­day look­ing to avenge their loss at the same stage last year against the auld en­emy.

De­but Chris Cad­den in action for Scot­land

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