Regan Hendry says it would be a ‘privilege’ to help Scotland qualify for the UEFA Under-17 European Championships for the second year in a row – but is taking one game at a time for now.
Scotland Under-17s fly out to Hungary today ahead of their Elite Round games against Bosnia-Herzegovina, Hungary and th Czech Republic, with a spot at the Euros for Group 7’s top team.
Last year’s finals tournament in Malta saw Scotland reach the semi-finals – the furthest stage ever achieved – following wins over Germany and Switzerland.
Celtic striker Hendry says there’s an air of excitement in Scot Gemmill’s squad ahead of the trip to Hungary.
He said: “It’s exciting for everyone. I think we’ll do well with the team that we have got. We definitely have the players and the ability to do well, so it will be enjoyable.
“We’re all friends here. Everyone gets on, even the new boys that have come in.
“It’d be an honour and a privilege to qualify for the Euro finals but we’ll take one game at a time, play these games and see what we can do.”
Hendry netted the opener in the under-17s' 2-1 win against Romania at Rugby Park last month. He says the goal - his third in four games for the national team – serves as the perfect springboard ahead of the Hungary trip.
“Individually it gives me a boost," he added.
"I’ve scored a few for Scotland now, so I’ve got confidence going into the elite round games.”
Scotland’s first game of the Elite Round is against Bosnia-Herzegovina on Friday (kick-off 1pm GMT). Keep an eye on @ScottishFA on Twitter for match updates and pictures from Hungary throughout the Elite Round.