ELATED Robyn McCafferty admits she still “can’t really believe” that she’s going to play for her country at the European Championships.

The 16-year-old, a pupil at Woodmill High School, said she didn’t expect the call from head coach Pauline Hamill that confirmed her place in Scotland’s under-19 squad for the tournament, which kicks-off on Tuesday.

The competition, in which the Scots will face France, Norway and the Netherlands, takes place on home soil and Spartans centre back Robyn will join-up with the squad this weekend ahead of their opening game.

Although she had been involved in training camps with the under-19s, Robyn, who is captain of the under-17 team, told Press Sport: “I can’t really believe I’m going to the European Championships.

“She told us everyone would would get a call. I was sitting downstairs when the phone rang and it took me about 10 seconds to build up to answer!

“When she gave me the news and said I’d been picked, I couldn’t believe it, and I think she knew that because I said ‘oh, thank you’!

“I put the phone down and ran up the stairs to my mum. I think even my mum and dad were surprised; they wanted me to get picked, but were realistic as well.

“I wasn’t expecting to be at the training camps, as I wasn’t quite sure I was at that level yet, but every player is picked for a reason.

“I really didn’t think I’d be picked. I’m one of the youngest in the squad – I’ve only just turned 16 – so I’ve still got a lot of time at under-19s.

“It’s really exciting.”

She continued: “It was a massive challenge but it really pushed me and was an amazing experience. I never expected to go away with the squad, so it’s been an unbelievable last six weeks.

“On the back of the World Cup and the national team, despite the results, doing really well, it’s a brilliant time to have the Euros and for us to be hosting them.

“I think the World Cup got people watching women’s football and it opened people’s eyes to it. We’ll be looking for people to come and support us.

“In the camps, we have been looking towards the France game and how we’re going to play, so we’ll take what we’ve learned on board. We meet up on Sunday and can’t wait to get started.”

Scotland play France tomorrow (Tuesday) at St Mirren Park at 7.30pm.