Dailly twins seal Euro qualification

Dailly twins Robby and Ross McCrorie are set to head to Bulgaria after sealing their place in the U17 Euro Championship finals.

That was despite a 1-0 defeat to their counterparts from the Czech Republic in their final elite round qualification group game last Wednesday.

The pair, who turned 17 last month both played vital roles in ensuring Scot Gemmill’s young side qualified for the finals which will take place from May 6-22.

And barring injury the Dailly twins are almost guaranteed to have a place in the squad with Ross captaining the side during the three elite round games and Robby starting in goal throughout the group matches.

Robby also starred for the Scots U17 side last year in the European Championships in Malta when Gemmill’s youngsters reached the semi-finals beating Switzerland and drawing with Germany along the way.

Brother Ross will be hoping to join Robby in the squad and the McCrorie’s couldn’t hide their delight on Twitter after sealing qualification.

Robby posted: “Qualified for the European Championship finals in Bulgaria for the second year running. Buzzing.”

And Ross tweeted: “Quality feeling.”

Before the defeat to Czech Republic, Robby and Ross had helped the Scots secure four points from the first two qualification games which proved to be enough to qualify, with a 2-0 win over Bosnia and a 0-0 draw against Hungary.

The draw for the Euro Championships will be made in Bulgaria on Thursday April 2 with the 16 qualified teams split into four groups of four.

If Scotland repeat their achievements of last year by finishing in the top two of their group, they will take their place in the quarter finals, when the tournament becomes a straight knock out format.

The McCrorie’s are both currently under first team contracts at Rangers and are highly regarded within the coaching staff at Murray Park and hope to be in the first team in the future.