Ross County full-back Josh Reid has earned a maiden call-up to the Scotland under-19s squad.
Reid has impressed in his debut campaign at senior level, featuring in all nine of County’s Premiership fixtures.
His performances have caught the eye of under-19 coach Billy Stark, who has included him in his squad for two friendly matches against England at St George’s Park on October 8 and 11.
Former Dingwall Academy pupil Reid was promoted to the first-team by Staggies boss Stuart Kettlewell this summer with a view to challenging for a starting spot.
Kettlewell said: “Its a fantastic moment for Josh and his family. To be called up for your country at any level is recognition of talent and dedication and Josh has undoubtedly shown that since he has come in to Premiership football.
#SCO19s | Billy Stark has named his squad for two friendly matches against England at St George’s Park.
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“To be as young as he is and be playing well at such a level is a real feather in the cap for Josh and as we have all said we want this to just be a start point for him and to continue to see his development in the coming months and years. Having the opportunity to go away with our country at under-19 level will certainly give him that platform to enhance his development.”
County recruited Carl Tremarco from neighbours Caley Thistle to provide competition but so far it has been Reid who has been first choice.
Reid made his senior debut in the opening game of the season at home to Motherwell.
Also in the squad is Connor Barron, the Aberdeen midfielder on loan at Brechin City,