Phil Johnston might have dreamed his full Scotland debut would have come at Hampden rather than at Newlandsfield Park against the Isle of Man, but the Clydebank winger insists it’s a moment he’ll savour forever.

The 27-year-old was part of the Junior Scotland squad that competed at this month’s Quadrangular tournament, with the Scots undefeated in the tournament but losing out on goal difference to Northern Ireland.

Johnston, who played in the seniors with with Clyde, Stirling Albion and Dumbarton, came on as a sub against Northern Ireland, and played the whole of their final game against the Isle of Man, winning 2-1.

He said: “My mum, my girlfriend and my brother and sister were all there and they were buzzing.

“It’s a good thing to say you’ve done, to represent your country playing football no matter what the level is a nice thing to be able to say.

“I never played with the Scotland set up growing up, so it’s all new to me so it was nice to say that, I’ve kept the strips and I’ll get them framed and get the cap in a wee box, it’s a good memento to take away and look back on.”

The midfielder moved to the juniors for the first time in the summer, having previously only playing senior football.

His knowledge of the junior game was limited when he first joined the Bankies in the summer, but he’s been left impressed with the standard, and quality of players that were playing alongside him in the Scotland squad.

He said: “The training with the boys was good, the standard was good, a lot of the boys in that squad can definitely play at a higher level and it was good to just be involved in.

“It was great experience to be involved in, it had a professional feel about it, you felt like you were back to being full-time again, you’re checking into hotels, you’re getting your meals done for you and you were well looked after.”

But it’s back to Bankies business for Phil this week, with Clydebank heading east to face Kennoway Star Hearts in the Scottish Cup.

The East Super League side picked up only their second win of the league campaign against Newtongrange Star, beating them 5-2 at their home ground Treaton Park.

Kick-off against Kennoway Star Hearts is at 2.30pm.