Lewis Ferguson hoping for repeat performance against Holland

Lewis Ferguson hopes lightening strikes for a third time when Scotland Under-21s take on Holland on Tuesday night.

The Aberdeen midfielder tasted success over the Dutch with the Scots’ Under-19s earlier this year and has now been promoted to the older age group, who recorded a 2-0 victory over the Oranje back in November.

Now the 19-year-old is looking to make it a hat-trick of triumphs when Scot Gemmill’s men run out for their latest European Championships qualifier in Doetinchem.

Scotland sit a point behind second-placed Holland in Group 4 – but with only four of the nine section runners-up guaranteed a play-off spot,
they will likely require maximum points from their three final clashes against the Dutch, group leaders England and Ukraine if they are to keep alive hopes of reaching the finals in Italy and San Marino.

Ferguson told the Scottish Football Association’s website: “I was part of a Scotland Under-19 team that beat Netherlands so that was a lesson to play the game rather than the occasion.

“You can’t be intimidated by the opposition and the boys obviously did well to beat them at home earlier in the campaign.

“I’d like to think we could do the same again if everyone plays to their potential.”

Football Paradise Staff Reporter

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