No fewer than six Motherwell FC players were involved in international fixtures on Thursday, the most notable being Liam Donnelly’s first senior Northern Ireland appearance since June 2014.
Donnelly – who has scored an incredible eight goals for Motherwell already this season – came on as a 67th minute substitute as the Green Army won 1-0 in a home friendly against Luxembourg.
Donnelly’s Motherwell team-mate, goalkeeper Trevor Carson, was an unused substitute in the match.
Elsewhere, ’Well midfielder Allan Campbell won his 16th Scotland under-21 cap as our kids beat San Marino 2-0 in Paisley in a UEFA Euro Under-21 qualifier.
Campbell set up the second goal for Glenn Middleton as the Scots began their campaign with a win.
Another two young Steelmen – debutant striker James Scott and central defender Barry Maguire – also came on against San Marino as late substitutes.
Finally, ’Well attacking midfielder Jamie Semple was a 60th minute sub in Scotland under-19s 1-1 draw in Spain with their Japan counterparts.
Semple set up Kyle Joseph’s equalising goal.