Scotland U21s were trailing Croatia 1-0 with just over ten minutes to go last night. Step forward Aberdeen winger Connor McLennan, who came off the bench to inspire them to victory.
The Dons winger scored two as Scott Gemmill’s side secured a brilliant victory in Sibenik. It means that their Euro qualification campaign has got off to the perfect start after beating San Marino 2-0 last week.
They have McLennan to thank for that.
Aberdeen wideman McLennan scored two good goals
Gemmill threw him on to try and win the game for his side and McLennan did just that. He took his goals well too.
The first was brilliant, creating space for himself in the Croatia box, before curling his shot into the bottom corner.
His winner was a little less eye catching, but effective all the same. A cross into the box was met by the head of McLennan, which the goalkeeper failed to deal with before the ball eventually ended up in his net.
It sealed the game for the young Scots and McLennan played the biggest part in this great comeback.
He will look to build on his goal form at Aberdeen when he returns for domestic action. He has had his gametime limited so far this campaign, featuring just four times.
McLennan has only scored four over his senior appearances with the Dons, so to score two within ten minutes at international level is quite something. His next challenge will be trying to gain regular minutes at Pittodrie this campaign.