Hull City

Scott Eager To Impress For Club And Country

24 April 2020
James Scott has club and country in mind as he continues to focus on his return to action from injury.

The Glasgow-born 19-year-old gained his first-ever taste of international football – at any level – when featuring for Scotland’s U21s side against San Marino in September last year.

Scott was introduced as a 70th-minute substitute in the UEFA Under-21 Championship Qualifier at St Mirren Park and helped his nation to secure a 2-0 win.

Reflecting on the experience, he said: “Making my U21s debut was a massive achievement because I’d never played in age group in the Scottish ranks as a youngster.

“So to put on the shirt and play for my country was a proud, proud moment and one that I will never forget. I can’t thank Scott Gemmill enough for that opportunity.

“I remember walking into the dressing room and seeing the number 17 shirt – which was the number I also wore at Motherwell – hung up in the dressing room. That was such a huge buzz!

“To put the shirt on and step onto the pitch wearing it to represent my country was a dream come from true – for both myself and my family – there’s nothing else I can say to sum up how it felt.”

Although yet to feature for the Tigers after suffering ankle ligament damage in his first training session as a Hull City player, Scott is eager to showcase his talents in black and amber once back to full fitness – with breaking into the senior Scotland squad also in his sights.

“Definitely! You never know what can happen in this sport,” he added. “I just need to keep working hard, keep grafting and keep giving it everything I’ve got. I’m ambitious and want to achieve things in my career – both at club and international level.

“First and foremost, I’ve got to produce the goods and perform in a Hull City shirt. If I do well here, then hopefully I can earn a call-up to the senior Scotland side.

“Anything is possible and I’ve got use my ambitions as motivation to really push on and show my best as a Hull City player.

“All I want to do is play well and contribute to a winning team. I’m determined to show everyone what I can do and what I’m capable of – and I cannot wait to do just that!”