Oliver Burke was the surprise name in the Scotland squad announced earlier today and the teenager seems absolutely over the moon about it.
The Nottingham Forest midfielder has been handed his first senior call-up to Gordon Strachan’s squad the friendly against Denmark on March 29, despite having just six caps for the under-19 side, and none at all for the under-21s.
But the 18-year-old’s performances for Dougie Freedman’s side this season have obviously caught the eye, and the international call-up caps a good few months for the winger, who made his breakthrough into Forest’s first team towards the end of last year.
Tweeting this afternoon, he called the news “unbelievable”:
Unbelievable to have been called up for Scotland senior team vs Denmark at the end of the month. So happy!
— Oliver Burke (@OliverBurke55) March 10, 2016
He scored his first goal for Forest in a 1-1 draw at Cardiff City at the end of last year and then netted his first goal at the City Ground against Bolton in January.
He has played in eight games for the Reds this year, producing some eye-catching performances, especially against QPR in the FA Cup.
— Kenny Millar (@Kenny_Millar) March 10, 2016
What do you think of the news? Does Burke deserve his place in the squad?
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