SCOTLAND hero Scott McTominay dedicated his last-gasp winner against Israel to his Helensburgh grandparents on Saturday.

The Manchester United midfielder netted a 94th minute winner that sent 50,000 fans at Hampden Park into raptures as the national team took a huge stride towards qualifying for the play-offs ahead of the Qatar World Cup next year.

Relatives of the 24-year-old still live in Helensburgh and McTominay has revealed his first international goal couldn’t have come at a better time just days ahead of his grandfather, Frank’s, birthday.

Speaking post-match, he said: “It’s probably not the best goal I’ll score, but in terms of importance, as you can see from what it means to all the Scotland fans here, it’s amazing.

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“I’m struggling to put it into words. I don’t know what minute it was, but it was one I will never forget. It came at me pretty quickly and it was bouncing.

“Do you know what? It’s my grandad’s birthday on Monday, so I knew I had to score before it so yeah, that was one for my grandparents in Scotland.”

McTominay netted the dramatic winner after Scotland came from behind twice through John McGinn and Lyndon Dykes after Eran Zahavi and Munas Dabbur strikes for the Israelis.

Steve Clarke’s troops followed up the result with a 1-0 win against Faroe Islands in Tórsvøllur on Tuesday evening that leaves them just needing three points from their final two group games against Moldova and Denmark next month.