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Gemmill hoping for Tynecastle success

6th September 2018

Scot Gemmill believes Tynecastle Park is one of the most atmospheric stadiums in the country and hopes his Scotland U21 side can build on their recent Toulon tournament success when they take on Andorra tonight.

The young Scots play under the famous Tynecastle floodlights this evening, hosting the Andorrans in their latest UEFA European U21 Championships qualifying match.

Scotland currently sits third in Group 4, three points behind second-placed Netherlands.

Head coach Gemmill is looking for his side to continue their Toulon form – where they finished in fourth place – into tonight’s game and give the supporters inside Tynecastle a night to remember.

“It’s great to be back at Tynecastle Park for our last two home games of the qualification campaign,” he said. “I hope Scotland supporters in Edinburgh and further afield can make it along.

“We’ll look to give them plenty to shout about and it’s a stadium that famously generates the kind of atmosphere that can make these special occasions.

“We’re going into tonight’s match in good spirits after our recent trip to the world-renowned Toulon tournament in France.

“We took 13 new players and 12 of them will be able to play in the next Under-21 age-group, so we clearly had one eye on that.

“A lot has been said about the impact made by Billy Gilmour – who was 16 at the time – and rightly so, because he played with a maturity beyond his years.

“Chris Hamilton – his Under-17 team-mate, fellow Scottish FA JD Performance School graduate and a familiar face to any Hearts supporter in attendance this evening – acquitted himself well when called upon.

“We will all be doing our utmost to give you a performance and result to celebrate tonight, in a stadium that generates one of the best atmospheres within the Scottish game.

“On that note, I would like to thank Heart of Midlothian for hosting this fixture and everyone who has come along to support us.”

Scotland U21s v Andorra U21s kicks-off at 7.30pm tonight. Cash gates will be in operation at the Gorgie Stand, entry is priced at £5 for adults and £2 for concessions.

Supporters, once through the turnstiles, should make their way to the Main Stand, which will be open for fans to watch the game.