Celtic youngster Robbie Deas nets in Scotland Under-19s victory

By David Walton

March 20, 2019

Celtic youngster Robbie Deas netted a crucial goal for Scotland under-19s in their 3-1 win over Turkey this afternoon.

The centre-back, currently on loan at Cowdenbeath until the end of the season, netted the second goal whilst the score was tied at 1-1. Rangers youngster Zak Rudden and Coventry’s Jack Burroughs notched the first and third goals respectively.

The match was Scotland’s first of their Euro 2019 Elite Round qualification campaign.

The young Scots must finish top of their Elite Group to qualify for the Euro 2019 turnament in Armenia this July. Today’s victory over Turkey is a promising start, but there’s still plenty of work to do for Deas and Scotland yet.

They’ll next face Cyprus in three days’ time before their acid test against Portugal on March 26th. Anything less than first place in the group and Scotland are out. The teams only play each other once before the group stage ends.

Not the only Celt involved

Deas, however, wasn’t the only Celtic face involved this afternoon . Ewan Henderson, Daniel Church, Ryan Mullen, and Kerr McInroy were also in the matchday squad.

The run continues on from an impressive initial qualifying round that Scotland came through. The youngsters were in an initial group involving Wales, San Marino, and Sweden respectively.

Jack Aitchison was another Celtic player involved in today’s match (Lukasz Sobala/PressFocus/MB Media/Getty Images)

The young Sots went undefeated in those three games and notched two wins. That earned them their place in the Elite Round that they’ve started so positively in.

Hopefully the Celtic youth stars continue to impress for the young Scots. Celtic are currently top of the Reserve League and have been playing somefine, attacking football under Tommy McIntyre. It’s no surprise that so many Hoops youngsters are involved and playing so well for their country.

The next match against Cyprus takes place on Saturday afternoon. The matches aren’t televised live, so there’s unfortuantely no platform in which to view them on the day.

Hopefully, however, the Hoops youngsters continue to thrive over the next week and make it to Euro 2019.