It was a great day for Scotland prospect George Johnston yesterday as he made his debut for Dutch heavyweights Feyenoord.

The defender made his move to the top flight of Dutch football last season following a spell in the Liverpool youth system.

 

He has been a regular in the Scotland U21s setup since that move.

Now he’s made his senior bow at Feyenoord, coming on as an 82nd minute substitute as Dick Advocaat’s men claimed a 2-0 win away to PEC Zwolle in the Eredivisie opener.

Johnston worked his way up the Liverpool youth ladder, making himself a regular at all levels including on the U23s stage. He couldn’t make a dent on the first-team though, leaving Liverpool last summer for better senior opportunities.

Feyenoord Rotterdam v Hamburger SV - Helden Cup

Johnston finally appeared on the senior stage. (Photo by Roland Krivec/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)

It’s been a long wait for him, but that move seems ready to pay dividends now for Johnston. The Anfield academy graduate is one of a host of young Scots abroad, Manchester City prospect Lewis Fiorini and ex-Aberdeen man Frank Ross also currently in Holland.

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