NATHAN PATTERSON hopes his Scotland efforts will be rewarded with a Euros bow next week after he made his debut for the national side.

The right-back was handed his first cap by boss Steve Clarke as Scotland continued their preparations for the Championships with victory over Luxembourg on Sunday evening.

Patterson enjoyed a remarkable rise and rise with Rangers this season to earn himself a place in the squad that will kick-off their tournament against the Czech Republic next week.

And now he is eager to build on his dark blues debut as the countdown continues to the Hampden clash that could be another significant step forward for the 19-year-old.

Patterson said: "It was obviously great. I have been working to this moment for my whole career.

"I have got the chance and gone on and I thought I done well.

"It was a good challenge. I was playing against top players and playing with top players. You get better experience and it is just experience I am going to take onto my career.

"[The advice was] to keep being positive, keep going at them, don’t be shy and just get on the ball and make things happen.

"I thought I done that and the boys were excellent.

"I have done that all season. I have trained hard and just went on and showed what I can do and shown that, when you are young, you can still go on the pitch and show what you are capable of and I thought I done that.

"The squad is together, no one leaves anyone out, we are all a team. Every meal, everyone is sitting down together at different tables and chatting to each other and that shows on the pitch when you go on and give a great team performance.

"It is just wait and see what happens [before the first game]. Work hard and hopefully you can get a chance.

"If the chance comes, you go on and take it. I just want to get my head down and work hard in training and hopefully I can get an opportunity."