Newcastle United boss Kevin Keegan has revealed his interest in SPL players also stretches to the top kids coming through the system north of the border.

He said: "There's definitely a lot of talent coming through. Most of it is already known about.

"We have had Celtic Under-19s and Under-14s here, we have had Dundee United's youngsters here. So there is already some fantastic young players coming through. We saw a lot of good girl players as well.

"I think there is a resurgence in Scotland, from what I am seeing, of kids who want to play.

"What they have got to make sure is those kids who are playing at 12, 13, 14, don't fall by the wayside when they get to 15, 16.

"I think that's what happens a lot, not just in Scotland, but the north of England.

"We have got to address that because those two or three years, you can't just go missing from football and just pick it back up again, because they are vital years.

"I guess a lot of guys want to go and watch Rangers and Celtic and teams like that rather than play and they have got to try to do both."