NEW boy Grant Adam was last night celebrating his latest call-up to the Scotland Under-21 squad.
The former Rangers goalkeeper, who signed a two-year deal with St Mirren last week, has been named in coach Billy Stark’s 20-man squad for this month’s international challenge match against Belgium.
The game will be played at East End Park, Dunfermline, on Tuesday, August 14, with kick-off at 7.30pm, and will serve as preparation for Scotland’s final two UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying matches against Luxembourg and Austria in September.
Stark’s starlets are still in with a chance of making it through to next summer’s finals in Israel and 21-year-old Adam will be hoping to play his part.
St Mirren manager Danny Lennon said he was delighted by Adam’s call-up.
He added: “It’s terrific news for Grant and St Mirren Football Club and shows that we’re now very strong in the goalkeeping department.
“Grant only signed for us last week and getting this call-up is an added bonus for him.
“Our goalkeeping coach Paul Mathers rates Grant very highly and the challenge for him now is to continue to make progress.”
Adam’s call-up comes hot on the heels of the announcement that 17-year-old St Mirren striker Thomas Reilly has been included in the Scotland Under-19 squad that will play Germany at The Falkirk Stadium on August 14.
Lennon added: “It’s very pleasing to see our younger players receive international recognition.
“Thomas has been particularly impressive and is developing very well. I have big hopes for him.”