GOUROCK footballer Greg Taylor is excited about pulling on the Scotland jersey again after being selected to represent the Scotland Under-21s in the Toulon Tournament.

The Kilmarnock defender has been picked by national team boss Scot Gemmill in a 20-strong squad that will head to the south of France later this month, but Greenock’s Adam Frizzell, who also plays at Killie, misses out.

Taylor, 20, scored his first senior goal against Brazil in last year’s tournament, helping the young Scots securing a narrow victory over the South Americans.

He was also named as the fourth best player in the tournament, and he says it’ll be tough to top last year’s event.

Taylor told the Tele: “It was a good experience last year. I’m looking forward to closing off a good season heading down there. I don’t know if I can beat scoring against Brazil, I’ll certainly try but that was a good end to last season. But I think I’ll have to be doing really well to top that!

“Considering I’ve still not scored for Killie it’s up there with the best moments in my football career.
“I’m just enjoying playing and I’m happy to be setting other people up and doing my bit at the other end.”

Scotland have been drawn in Group B, alongside hosts France, South Korea and Togo for the tournament, which begins on May 26.

Only the group winners automatically progress, with one second best team from the three groups progressing to the semi-final stage.

The Scots youngsters finished an impressive third last year, losing in the semis to eventual winners England.

But Taylor can’t think about the south of France just yet, with Killie heading to play Rangers at Ibrox today.

He added: “We’ve just got to focus on ourselves, I can’t see the Rangers team changing that much as it’s still all the same players there.

“But they’ll be wanting to get a reaction and show the fans they’re still united, so it’ll be a tough game and one I look forward to.”