Hearts’ Bobby Burns is in line to make his first appearance for Northern Ireland this evening when they take on Luxembourg.
Initally selected as part of former Motherwell boss Ian Baraclough’s U21 squad, the Hearts utlity man has been training with the senior side (Belfast Telegraph).
Michael O’Neill’s side face European giants Germany in a Euro qualifier this coming Monday, where it remains to be seen if U21s like Burns are involved.
It seems as though he could get his chance to feature for the senior side today though in the warm-up clash.
Northern Ireland cap would be great experience for Burns
Burns has featured for Northern Ireland at youth level for the U18s, U19s and U21s. This will be his first chance to make a senior appearance.
It’d be a great achievement for Burns. To play for your country at only 19 years of age is something to be really proud of. He will have earned his reward too, having broke into the Hearts first-team last term.
He’ll look to join the likes of Michael Smith, Glenn Whelan, Steven Naismith and John Souttar as international Jambos. Considering he isn’t a regular starter for Hearts, that’s quite impressive.
The 19-year-old will be hoping to make his big bow in Belfast tonight and everyone in Gorgie will have their fingers crossed for him too.