Aberdeen star Lewis Ferguson made his Scotland debut in the last set of internationals, replacing Billy Gilmour twice in two games, and the Pittodrie star admits his brief cameos in the dark blue of his country has only got him hungry for more – with Ferguson setting his sights on a place at next year’s World Cup.

The Dons midfielder is in the squad for the double-header with Israel and the Faroes and wants to build on his appearances against Denmark and Austria, with Scotland facing Israel on Saturday in an “absolutely massive” clash before taking on the Faroese minnows a few days later.

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Ferguson scores during the UEFA Conference League Play-Offs Leg Two match between Aberdeen and Qarabag (Photo by Scott Baxter/Getty Images)

“Those cameos whetted my appetite, it’s everyone’s dream to play for your country,” Ferguson said [P&J]

“You get a wee taste of it and you want more. Hopefully I can get more minutes.

“Now I am in the fold, I need to keep it going and hopefully cement my place in the squad for the future.

“We want to get to every tournament so we need to keep the momentum going now.

“The game against Israel is absolutely massive.

“We had good results in the last camp so we need to continue that and keep it going.”

Ferguson feared ‘difficult’ Aberdeen form would hurt Scotland chances

With Aberdeen for form in the league, Ferguson was worried that could hurt his chances of building on his maiden caps for the national team, calling his inclusion in the latest squad a “great feeling.”

Stephen Glass’ Aberdeen side have gone nine games without a win, losing 2-1 to Celtic at the weekend as Ferguson got his name on the scoresheet, and the midfielder confessed it has been “difficult” fo the Dons as they adjust to life under their new manager and an influx of new faces in the Granite City, adding: “It is difficult when we’re not getting results.

“I just have to give everything and perform to the best level so that if the manager of Scotland is watching he can see that.

“It’s hard and it was in the back of my mind so I’m thankful that I’m back in the squad and back involved.

“It’s brilliant to be back in the squad – a great feeling.”

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