CLYDEBANK'S John McGinn capped off a dream international debut by collecting the man-of-the-match award in Scotland's 1-0 friendly win over Denmark.

The former St Stephen's Primary School pupil impressed in a central midfield role alongside Scott Brown and made the transition from Scotland Under-21 captain to first team member appear seamless.

He did concede, though, that the experience of being named the best player on the night at Hampden was all a bit surreal as, just a few hours previously, he was struggling with a case of the jitters.

He said: "It was crazy. If you asked me a year ago and said my name was going to be announced over the tannoy I'd have laughed at you.

"I tried to get some sleep this afternoon but with Scotty (Brown) being in the room it was pretty unsuccessful.

"I was a bit nervous to start off with but the older boys helped me settle in and by the time kick-off came I was relaxed.

"I was just really excited to get going and by the time I was on the pitch I really enjoyed every minute."

Having progressed through the youth ranks at St Mirren, 21-year-old McGinn stayed true to the values instilled into him as youngster when he took to the field at the national stadium.

"I believe in myself; I believe I can play at this level," he said.

"As long as I kept it simple and did the things that I was good at I knew I'd be fine.

"There's players playing at a high level and European football there.

"They find a gap and it's exposed so I just tried to get close to Broony and stop balls in between.

"I feel as if, for the majority of the game, we did that.

"I'm just delighted that we got the win and to get my first game."