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Turkey v Scotland: Calvin Ramsay has ‘huge potential’ – Andy Robertson

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Scotland's Scott McKenna, Lewis Ferguson and Calvin Ramsay
Former Aberdeen trio Scott McKenna, Lewis Ferguson and Calvin Ramsay could start against Turkey
Venue: Diyarbakir Stadyumu, Diyarbakir Date: Wednesday November 16 To start up: 17:00 GMT
Cover: Live commentary on BBC Radio Scotland MW, Extra & Digital, live text on BBC Sport online.

Andy Robertson has said his Liverpool team-mate Calvin Ramsay has “a huge future ahead of him” and the potential to become a mainstay for Scotland.

Right-back Ramsay is set to make his debut against Turkey on Wednesday – a week after the 19-year-old’s first start for the Premier League club.

Scotland captain Robertson believes his team-mate has “huge potential”.

“Obviously Liverpool spotted him and that’s why they bought him,” he said of the player. sold by Aberdeen in June.

“He doesn’t seem fazed by a lot of things and takes everything in his stride – that’s to his credit. Everyone at Liverpool is excited to see how far he can go and I’m sure everyone in Scotland is the same.”

Ramsay’s progress at Liverpool since his £4.2m move was initially hampered by injury, but he made his first-team debut as a late substitute in the 2-0 League win. champions against Napoli earlier this month before starting their EFL Cup win over Derby County. .

He will have to compete with Everton’s Nathan Patterson, Brentford’s Aaron Hickey and Celtic’s Anthony Ralston for Scotland selections – and their absence from the current squad has given him his chance at Diyarbakir.

Meanwhile at Anfield, England’s Trent Alexander-Arnold offers stiff competition.

“He’s up against the best right-back in the world at Trent, but since returning to training he’s trained really well and obviously got his reward with his debut,” Robertson said. “He will be looking for more playing time – that’s how you learn and how you develop.

“I know he’s delighted to be involved in the Scottish side and I’m sure he’ll be involved in a lot more for many years to come.”

Josh Doig impressed Hellas Verona, following the 20-year-old’s summer move from Hibernian, to increase competition for Robertson’s left-back role, while former Aberdeen midfielder Lewis Ferguson shone with Serie A rivals Bologna, where Hickey made his name after leaving Hearts.

“When you go overseas or work with overseas managers, you see a different way of playing football,” Robertson said.

“When you deal with different countries, different cultures, it can develop them so much. It’s good for us that guys are successful in different leagues.

“All of these players are trying different things and that can only be good for Scottish football as a whole.”

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