Dailly pair are picked for Bulgaria finals

Dailly twins Robby and Ross McCrorie are set to head to Bulgaria to compete in the U17 European Championships.

The pair, who are both contracted to Rangers, were selected by manager Scot Gemmill for the tournament which gets underway on Wednesday May 6.

The young Scots feature in a group alongside France, Greece and Russia and Robby will be hoping to emulate or even better the success the team enjoyed last year in the same tournament when Gemmill’s squad reached the semi finals in Malta.

And this time Robby will have twin brother Ross for company, as it was Ross who captained the Scots through the qualifiers in March, as they saw off Bosnia-Herzegovina, Hungary and Czech Republic.

Goalkeeper Robby has also had the honour of captaining the U17 side as he took the armband in a 2-1 friendly victory over Romania at Ayr United’s Somerset Park in February.

The Scots’ first game in the tournament comes on Thursday May 7 against France with kick off at 3pm. They follow that up with a match against Greece on Sunday May 10 at 3pm before finishing the group stages against Russia on Wednesday May 13, again at 3pm.

If the Scots replicate their success of last year, they could well face either the Republic of Ireland or England in the quarter finals.

Robby played a vital role in helping the Scots reach the last four in 2014, bouncing back superbly from mistakes in the opening group game against Portugal.

He produced a world class save in the last minute against Germany to ensure a point, before also saving a penalty in the 3-1 win over Switzerland.

He has also been on the bench for the Rangers first team this season and Ross is playing regularly for the U20s side at Murray Park and they are both very highly regarded by the coaches at Rangers.

Both McCrorie twins have become first names on the team sheet for Scot Gemmill and they will have a key part to play in Bulgaria.