The 17-year old English-born defender made his Scotland U19 debut against Germany on Tuesday and says that all the help from the senior players at Chelsea have assisted him in taking the next step to becoming a youth international.
“The likes of John have been superb with me, but all the first-team players have made me feel welcome,” he said.
“They put you in there if you’re doing well and I’ve trained with them a few times now.
“Guys like JT don’t expect too much from you because you’re young. They just help you along.
“It’s been excellent. It feels a lot easier with the first team because you get so much time on the ball and you always get plenty of options — you couldn’t really give the ball away, to be fair.
“Maybe JT will know about my Scotland call-up when I get back, but I don’t know whether I’ll get any grief.
“Hopefully, I’ll stay part of the manager’s plans for the qualifiers and eventually move all the way up to the full Scotland squad.”