A TALENTED young Ross High School footballer was celebrating international recognition this week.

Declan Glass, a fifth-year pupil at the school, was selected to represent the Scottish Schools International Squad for the Centenary Shield.

Scotland kick off the upcoming internationals with a friendly against Australia on January 25, and their opening game of the Centenary Shield will be against England at St Mirren Park on March 3.

The young squad then face trips to Wales on March 16, and Northern Ireland a fortnight later.

Glass, who plays his club football for Dundee United, was selected after trials last Friday.

Ross High School passed on their best wishes to the teenager.

Paul Reynolds, headteacher, told Courier Sport: “On behalf of all staff at Ross High School, I would like to congratulate Declan on being selected to represent his country.

“I was given the honour to inform Declan, along with Davie Sands, coach, and it was great to see how much it meant to Declan.

“His years of dedication to football have paid off and we look forward to following his progress with the team.

“To my knowledge the last pupil from Ross High School given this honour was Ian Black, who went on to play for Hearts and Rangers, so it is certainly exciting times ahead for Declan.”