SCOTLAND Under-21s defender Greg Taylor admits tonight’s Auld Enemy clash against England in Middlesbrough is the type of game he dreamt about playing in growing up.

The Gourock-born teenager is excited at the prospect of playing in the Battle of Britain fixture and believes Scot Gemmill’s outfit can take confidence from their most recent outings in navy blue.

He hopes a positive result against Aidy Boothroyd’s youngsters can stand them in good stead for next Tuesday’s equally important game against Latvia.

He told the Tele: “I’m really looking forward to the match because it’s a big game to play in. 

“After our good result against Holland [a 2-0 win in Paisley] we’re up for it, definitely.

“Is a game against England the type of game you dream about playing in? 

“Definitely. It’s against our oldest rivals and there will be a lot of people watching around the world so it will be a good chance to showcase yourself. 

“I really am looking forward to it.

“We have started off the qualifying games well with a good performance and result against Holland, so it would be really good for us to build on that against England.

“And after that it will be the same thing against Latvia in the coming days.” Scotland have an exciting future ahead of them with their international prospects, including the likes of Oliver Burke (West Bromwich Albion), Tony Ralston (Celtic) and Oli McBurnie (Swansea). And Taylor believes it’s important for his development to continue to be involved playing with these talented stars — because it will only help make him a better player himself in the future.

He added: “Scotland Under-21’s have a very good squad of boys at the moment and I’m playing with some very talented individuals.

“And it’s good for me to be involved playing with these players.”

Former Moorfoot and Clydeview Academy pupil Taylor has been playing for Scottish Premiership side Kilmarnock this season but says it’s good for him to break up the club football scene with a trip away with Scotland.

He said: “I enjoy international football in a different way from club football.

“It’s a different environment and a different aspect of the game.

“It’s not quite exactly that I enjoy it more, but it is different.

“Change can be good and it’s nice to get a good mix of both club football with Killie and international stuff with Scotland.”