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Scot Gemmill has revealed his pride at his Scotland Under-21 team who deservedly defeated the Dutch in Doetinchem on Tuesday.

A double from Everton’s Fraser Hornby was enough to clinch the victory and leave the Scots with a real shot at a play-off place.

Hibs’ pair Ryan Porteous and Stevie Mallan started the match with striker Oli Shaw on the bench.

Gemmill said: “I’d say that’s the best we’ve played since I’ve been Under-21 manager.

“You can’t underestimate how hard it is to win in the Netherlands. I don’t think too many Scotland teams have done that.

“It was really impressive. The boys showed they can execute a game-plan and new players showed they can be trusted at this level.

“I’m so proud of the team – to play under that scrutiny and produce the tactical discipline required to win.

“We knew the way the Netherlands would play and that we’d get chances on the counter-attack.

“We needed to defend well but the goal we conceded was a deflected free-kick.

“I want my players to play with an edge and they delivered.

“Fraser’s first goal was a big moment from a big player in a big game. We’re starting to develop players who can do that.”