Lewis Ferguson says he’s hoping to follow in his family’s footsteps as the Aberdeen midfielder prepares for the upcoming Scotland U21s match.
The midfielder comes from a footballing family, with dad Derek and uncle Barry both well-known for their respective spells with Rangers. They also made several appearances with the national team.
It’s led to high expectations for Ferguson but so far he’s delivered, proving at Hamilton then Aberdeen he has a big future in football. Whilst not quite at the level his family members were at during their respective heights at Rangers, it’s clear the young Don will go far.
He’s gearing up for U21s duty with Scot Gemmill’s side next week as they take on Lithuania. It’s the only game of the international break for Ferguson before he heads back to Aberdeen, looking to build on a strong start to the season.
In the meantime though he’s looking forward to Scotland involvement, looking to emulate those in the family.
“It’s been so long since we were last away so it’s been great to come back and see everyone again and we’re looking forward to the game,” said Ferguson (Scotland National Team). “We believe we’ve got a good chance of going over there and winning, so we’ll prepare on that basis.
“My Dad said he didn’t play for Scotland as much as he’d like and my uncle obviously captained the country so that’s inspiring to have two people so close to me who’ve achieved that dream.
“I used to watch the games when I was younger and I remember being in a pub when Barry scored the equaliser against Italy in the Euro 2008 qualifiers and the celebrations were incredible.
“Every boy dreams of playing for Scotland and that is no different for me.”