THORN ATHLETIC captain Ryan Crawford has been selected for the Scotland Amateur National Squad after his displays in the heart of midfield.
Crawford’s performances have not gone unnoticed, and he was one of 30 players from throughout Scotland that perform under the Scottish Amateur Football Association umbrella to play in a Scottish select match at Dalziel Park on Sunday.
Crawford said: “It was great to be included again and it was a good competitive match.
It’s great to get the chance again as I’ve been involved in several squads before, and it gives you and everyone involved a boost.”
Although adverse weather conditions have meant it has been an inconsistent playing schedule lately for Thorn Athletic, performance levels have remained largely consistent, with just one defeat in all competitions this season and an unbeaten start to their Caledonian Premier League campaign.
Ryan Crawford has been integral to the Thorn’s impressive form this season and although he has been in and around the Scotland Amateur Squad setup for a few years now, he’s aware of the scale of his achievement and how it reflects on the work being done by his coaches and teammates at Thorn Athletic.
Crawford added: “Hopefully I can continue my involvement as it’s good for both myself and Thorn Athletic.”
The Scotland Amateur Squad are also in a strong place following their first workout of the season. The team manager Colin MacLeod was impressed by the commitment and intensity on display by his squad on Sunday.
MacLeod said: “It was an excellent first workout of the season at Dalziel Park. We only had two withdrawals due to injury which was great, and it was an entertaining game.”