Scotland Under-19s have qualified for the UEFA Under-19 Championships Elite Round for the fifth year in-a-row.

Rangers defender Ross McCrorie captained the side over the course of the week where Scotland defeated Andorra and Liechtenstein 1-0 and lost by a single goal yesterday against Israel.

The draw for the Elite Round will now take place in December.

Reflecting on the previous three games, he said: “Our main objective at the start of the week was to get through and to do that with a game to spare is brilliant.

“We are an ambitious group and were hoping for more goals against Liechtenstein and Andorra but we still got the results required.

“We were really wanting a win against Israel but were just unlucky in the end, after conceding a goal early on.”

Hibs striker Oliver Shaw scored a penalty against Liechtenstein and impressed his skipper.

McCrorie said: “I thought Oliver Shaw did really well up front in the games. He’s so good technically and held the ball up a lot.”

McCrorie has reached the UEFA Championships before with the Under-17s and is now hoping to repeat that achievement with a group who are working hard for each other.

“We’ve got experience of the Finals with the 17s. They didn’t go well for us but that’s providing us with motivation to get back there and do better.

“All of the boys know each other pretty well as we’ve been in previous squads together.

“Getting to be with each other for a prolonged period of time has been good as we’ve been able to get to know each other even more to allow us to be more comfortable in this environment.

“Being captain for the Under-19s gives me a confidence boost personally as it’s added responsibility to help the team though certain situations.”

Currently playing for Rangers McCrorie is aiming to be a regular at Ibrox in the future and was happy to be called up for Scotland Under-21s in Macedonia to make his debut earlier this month.

“It was a big surprise as I was with the Under-19s when I found out but it was a great experience to get to know some of the older boys like Liam Henderson.“