Jack Grimmer has eyes on Scotland place after Wembley joy

The defender won promotion to the Champions with Wycombe Wanderers.

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Jack Grimmer won promotion at Wembley for the second time on Monday – and says he is now set on earning a place in the Scotland squad.

The defender was part of the Wycombe Wanderers side that beat Oxford United 2-1 in the play-off final, and he can look forward to Championship football next season.

Grimmer, who won the League Two play-offs with Coventry City in 2018, told STV he felt lucky to have done the double at Wembley.

“To finish it like that was just unbelievable,” he said. “It’s something I feel very fortunate about. Even a couple of the boys I was playing with yesterday, the last time they visited Wembley they got beat.

“I can’t even imagine being on the other side of the result.

“So to go there twice and win twice is something I’m very relieved about.”

Grimmer, who was Aberdeen’s youngest ever player before making the move to Fulham as a teenager, said he has his eye on breaking into Steve Clarke’s Scotland squad now.

“Everyone wants to play in the best clubs and the best leagues but ultimately everyone wants to play for their country,” he said.

“It’s something I’ve been lucky enough to do through the age groups and it is something I still have an eye on.

“When you see the squads being released you do want your name to be there and I think getting promotion last night is only going to raise awareness and help my case for that.”

In the meantime, the celebrations at Wanderers will continue, and Grimmer was delighted the team was congratulated by Jurgen Klopp after their promotion.

Veteran striker Adebayo Akinfenwa had jokingly asked the Liverpool manager to get in touch during his post-match interviews, and was amazed when the German responded.

Grimmer explained: “It was quite a weird one because four years ago he won promotion and in his interview afterwards he said ‘all the managers hit me up on WhatsApp.

“So today he said ‘the only manager I want to hit me up on WhatsApp is Jurgen Klopp’.

“He’s friends with Jordan Henderson, the Liverpool captain, and he’s obviously seen it and got Jurgen Klopp to record a video for him and for us as a team. He played it over the tannoy on the bus so we could hear it as we were leaving Wembley. So we all together recorded a reply as a team.

“It’s little things like that that add even more on to an extra special night.”

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