Albion winger expressed his delight at receiving a first senior call-up.
Brighton & Hove Albion winger Jamie Murphy expressed his pride at receiving his first call-up to the Scotland squad for the upcoming friendly against Denmark at Hampden Park on Tuesday 29th March.
The 26-year-old has been included in the 19-man squad, alongside skipper Gordon Greer, and believes his move to the Albion from Sheffield United was a key factor in his selection.
He said, "It's something I've been aiming for over a number of years now and it feels as if all the hard work has been worth it.
“I was at a good club, but I really wanted to try to get into the Scotland squad and I don't think I would have done that playing in League One."
The winger turned his attentions back to Albion matters and emphasised the importance of picking up three points against Reading tomorrow night.
"You want to win your home games and we will be going out with that mindest against Reading.
“Sometimes it's difficult when teams sit in a little bit and you have to break them down. That shows respect to us for doing so well. We've got to find a way to win these type of games.
"They are obviously a good side with good players who can win on their day. We are just hoping Tuesday is not their day and we put in a good enough performance that nullifies them and gets a win for us."
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The Scotsman insists that the Seagulls only have the top two places in their sights, and are eager to avoid the play-off lottery.
"The play-offs are not ideal for anyone, four teams in it and only one team that goes up.
"For the other three it's not a nice time, so we need to try to make sure we get automatic promotion. That's definitely the aim.
"I don't think the play-offs have been spoken about yet in the changing room. All we are looking at is the top two and then, if that is not going to happen, you are looking for other ways [to go up]."
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