In-form Bristol City striker receives international call-up after hot scoring streak

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City’s leading striker will link up with the Scotland Under-21 team after next weeks fixtures

In-form Bristol City youngster Tommy Conway has received his first call-up to Scotland’s under-21 squad for their international double-header against Northern Ireland.

The Scots will face the Green and White Army twice between the 22nd and the 25th of September first in Belfast and then in Paisley with both being friendly matches.

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Despite being born and raised in England, the striker qualifies to represent his national side through a grandparent. Although, his inclusion in the squad will not tie him down completely to the Scottish side, and he will still have the possibility to represent England in the future.

Conway has netted six goals and provided two assists in ten matches this campaign, including a goal in the Robins 2-0 Severnside derby victory over Cardiff City, and his stellar performances up top have caught the eye of Scott Gemmill.

Speaking on the squad selection, the Scotland manager said: “It’s a really exciting time and a big responsibility to work with largely a new group of players and give them that opportunity to maximise their potential.

“The time they are with us may be small but it’s a really important part of their development.”

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Other names included in the squad include the likes of Ben Doak from Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur’s Matthew Craig.

As well as former Bristol Rovers loanee Elliott Anderson, who is currently playing at Newcastle United and came on as a substitute against the Reds at Anfield last week.

“We have to get that balance right between trying to help the players develop as much as they can and push towards the full squad but at the same time, we try to be as competitive as we can be and to be competitive, we have to be organised,” Gemmill added.

“With being a Scotland youth international, there’s a lot of responsibility that comes with that. It’s a big thing for these players coming to play for their country and the experience has to be good for them as well so we have to get everything right.

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