ANDY Bryan admits that he’d love to do more national team duties in the future following his Scotland recall as the official kit manager for the under-17s — but Morton will always remain his number one priority.
Ton kit man Andy, who has been at the club for over 40 years, will be working with the Scotland Under-17s team during their European Championship elite round qualifying group campaign, which kicks off at the Paisley 2021 Stadium tonight against Montenegro.
And he hopes to be involved again after the weekend is through, so long as he can continue to fulfil his duties at Cappielow for his beloved club outfit first.
Andy told the Tele: “At first I was a bit reluctant to do it before the Morton game tomorrow was moved for BBC because it would’ve originally meant I would have had to miss the Falkirk game.
“Don’t get me wrong, I’m delighted to do it. But it would have been a big ask of Morton to let me go away for a week.
"I spoke to Warren Hawke as chief executive and he was fine with it, then I spoke to Jim Duffy and he was more than happy for me to go and do it.
“With the Falkirk game on the Saturday night, Scotland playing Friday and then Sunday, I spoke to Scot Gemmill and he understood as a football man himself.
“He just said on Saturday they’ll do a light session and then I’ll get away whenever suits, through to Falkirk. Then I’ll join back up with the Scotland team after Falkirk.
"It’s something I want to keep doing. As long as it doesn’t interfere with Morton too much.”
Andy was involved with the Scotland Under-19s back in September when he accompanied Scot Gemmill’s team to Greece during their own qualifying campaign.
He described the role as an ‘honour’ and reckons he’d also happily help out again if called upon by the older age group.
He said: “Greece was great, almost like a wee holiday! A wee September in Greece, you can’t beat it.
“That was with the 19s and I had originally thought I would’ve been more likely to start with the younger teams.
“But it was an absolute honour.
“My foot is in the door now, and it’s something I’d love to keep doing.”