Dailly twins starring for Scotland U17s

Dailly twins Robby and Ross McCrorie played a star role for the Scotland U17s this week as they qualified for the elite round of the Euro Championships next year.

Scotland topped their U17 qualifying round group ahead of the Republic of Ireland, Faroe Islands and Gibraltar after going the week unbeaten and without conceding a goal.

And both McCrorie twins played vital roles in the success.

In the first match on Monday 22 September, the Scots beat the Faroe Islands 4-0, with Ross breaking the deadlock after a goalless first half with twin brother Robby keeping a clean sheet in goal.

Robby sat out the next game on Wednesday 24th Sept as the Scots including Ross at right back sealed their place in the elite group for next years championship with a 4-0 win over Gibraltar.

And on Sunday night the pair both played as the Scots led by former Scotland first team internationalist Scot Gemmill got the point they needed to top the group with a 0-0 draw against Ireland with Robby keeping his second clean sheet of the group stages.

The result meant Scotland finished ahead of Ireland on goal difference and means they are seeded for the U17s finals tournament which has been expanded to 16 teams which takes place in Bulgaria in May next year.

The Scots U17s reached the semi finals of the tournament in May this year when a team including Robby beat Germany and Switzerland on their way to the last four before they were soundly beaten 5-0 by the Netherlands.

Ross was playing in the U16s squad at the time of the championships in Malta last year but it is hoped that he will join up with his brother next year as the Scots look to emulate or even better their performance from this year.

The duo both signed contracts with Rangers in April of this year and are said to be highly regarded by coaches within Ibrox and Murray Park with Robby having already sat on the bench for the Glasgow side’s U20 team earlier this season.