Leonard ready to play his part for young Scots

Leonard Wilson gets his Scotland cap
Leonard Wilson gets his Scotland cap

Arbroath goalkeeper Leonard Wilson insists he is ready and waiting to be called upon as Scotland’s Under-18 schoolboys bid to earn a share of the Centenary Shield.

The 17-year-old has only featured for 45 minutes of Scotland’s unbeaten campaign so far but could yet still play a vital role in deciding their fate with just one match remaining.

A win over the Republic of Ireland in Dublin later this month will see them share the Centenary Shield with England, who they held to a 1-1 draw at Ewood Park last week.

That prevented England from lifting the trophy, while Scotland have also drawn 1-1 with Northern Ireland at East Fife and thrashed Wales 5-1 at Hamilton. Wilson said: “Confidence is really high for us now and we are unbeaten so far in the tournament, which is a huge boost.

“I’ve only managed to get 45 minutes against Wales, but I still feel like I’ve improved dramatically from being here.”

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