In the last couple of weeks, Lee Alexander was left shocked when she arrived at her Mum and Dad’s house to be confronted by a pile of mail.
As she tore open each envelope it became apparent she had developed a fan club at her old primary school, Mount Cameron, in East Kilbride.
The Primary One class have kept a close eye on Alexander’s progress and sent her letters as well as drawing pictures of her in action.
Before Scotland take on Belarus at Falkirk Stadium on Thursday, 7 June, Alexander paid a visit back to the school to surprise the kids and present them with tickets for the World Cup Qualifier.
She said: “I received some mail from the school and there were loads of letters from the Primary 1 class, talking about myself and how I was an inspiration to them and a role model.
“It was nice to go back at my old stomping ground for the first time since I left for secondary school in Primary 7 and surprise them at assembly. It brings you back down to earth and reminds me of where I came from which is nice.
“It all started for me in the playground at Mount Cameron when I was just starting playing football so to have pupils from the school sending me letters and drawings is pretty surreal.”
Tomorrow night a large crowd is expected as Scotland vie to qualify for their first World Cup.
Shelley Kerr’s side go into the game on a high having defeated Poland 3-0 where a second-half Alexander save proved to be a catalyst in the 3-0 win.
Looking ahead to the match, she said: “I’m really excited about the upcoming matches against Belarus and Poland.
“There is no hiding away from the fact that these games are massive for us.
“We need to get points on the board and we’re looking for a great crowd to urge us on against Belarus.
“Playing at home really spurs us on, especially the last two crowds which have been fantastic.
"We’re now hoping for more of the same."
Pictures: Willie Vass (The Scottish Sun)