Date: 29th May 2017 at 8:19pm
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Winger Jamie Murphy has been speaking of his delight at finding himself in Gordon Strachan’s Scotland squad this summer but he knows only working hard and impressing more will achieve his lifelong ambition to pick up his first cap for his country.

Scotland play England on Saturday June 10 at Hampden Park in a World Cup 2018 qualifier and that’s the game he’s targeting for his debut if he can impress enough.

Speaking to the Official Site after receiving news of his international call up, Murphy explained.

‘It means a lot for me and my family who have always supported me. It`s something I`ve always wanted to do in my career, so hopefully I can manage to do that. I work hard all of the time, on and off the park, it`s a big thing for me. It`s been a great year all round, especially with this call up as well. It`s great to be acknowledged.’

Murphy went on to say that his aim was hopefully to get in the matchday squad for the game against England.

‘You always want to be part of the matchday squad, either playing or on the bench. I`ll be working hard toward that and hopefully I`ll be selected. It`s one of the biggest games on the national scene. They`re obviously rivals, it doesn’t get much bigger than Scotland v England. The atmosphere will be great, especially at Hampden Park. Not many people will be able to say they`ve been played for Scotland against England, so it`s my aim to get some game time.’

Murphy is also looking forward to a debut season in the Premier League with Brighton securing automatic promotion from the Championship this term and that’s something else he’s obviously relishing the chance to experience.

‘I`m back home in Scotland at the moment seeing friends and family that I don`t usually get to see. It`s been a good couple of weeks off so far. I always remain active, I`m not one to stop completely. I like to keep myself busy, especially seeing friends and family, because I`m usually far away throughout the season. These days, you can never just stop. You have to keep fit and that will stand you in good stead for the start of pre-season.’

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