Youth duo's national call-up

Published: 15 Feb 2013 12:000 comments

TWO Morton youth academy starlets have been selected by the SFA to try-out for the national team's under-14 side.

Lewis Strapp, a midfielder from Dunoon, and Scott Miller, a striker from Paisley, join youngsters from Rangers, Celtic and St Mirren in the handpicked west region list.

The Ton kids, both 13, will attend Airdrie's New Broomfield stadium on Monday 25 February for a selection trial which will involve three matches over the course of the morning.

There they will compete with players from around the country for a place in the final squad under the eye of SFA performance coach Brian McLaughlin and former Morton player-manager James Grady, who is now a player and coach development officer.

Ton under-14s coach Paul Dorrian said: "It's very good news - but it's no surprise as our boys have been performing magnificently.

"These trials are for the best of the best, and Brian McLaughlin and Campbell Money from the SFA have been attending our training and matches to assess things.

"There could easily have been more of our squad called up and that's what we will be emphasising to the rest of the boys."

Head of youth Derek Anderson added: "To have boys recognised at this level so early in the programme is a fantastic achievement and proves the academy is already moving in the right direction."

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