Lana Clelland is determined to create more special memories with the national team.
The Perth professional, who plays for Fiorentina in Italy, has not travelled with the Scotland squad for Euro 2022 qualifiers against Cyprus and Portugal this month.
Interim head coach Stuart McLaren called Clelland to let her know there was too much of a risk to have overseas players travel for the matches due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Both games will take place in Cyprus.
It was a decision the former Perth Grammar School student understood and now she is focused on earning future call-ups.
“It’s obviously disappointing to miss out but it was really nice to get the call from Stuart to explain the situation which is completely understandable and not risking our own health is really important,” Clelland told the Perthshire Advertiser.
“It’s always an honour to represent my country so any given chance I will give my all to that shirt. Hopefully the future is full of opportunities for me…