Chris Cadden and Trevor Carson collected international honours as Scotland and Northern Ireland played against South American opposition. Congratulations to both.
It was a short experience for Cadden as he replaced McLean in midfield with three minutes remaining but it was another forward step in the career of our home grown favourite. The 21 year old made his first team debut for Motherwell in 2014 and has become a fixture in the team sheet. He served an apprenticeship with the Scotland U21 side and was called up to Alex McLeish’s first squad.
An inexperienced Scotland lost 2-0 to Peru in Lima and they move on to Mexico City to end the short summer tour on Saturday.
By coincidence Cadden’s first cap arrived exactly ten years after David Clarkson made his Scotland debut against the Czech Republic on 30 May 2008. The Motherwell striker scored but the team lost 3-1.
Trevor Carson earned his second cap for Northern Ireland as his team drew 0-0 in Panama City. He started the game and handed over an intact goal at half-time to Peacock-Farrell. Next up is a game against Costa Rica on Sunday.
The international recognition for both players reflects well on the whole squad in the Fir Park dressing room. Well done.