Dons legend Joe Harper this afternoon welcomed the news Aberdeen duo Kenny McLean and Mark Reynolds have been called up by Scotland.
Midfielder McLean and defender Reynolds are in the squad named by national boss Gordon Strachan for their crucial World Cup qualifier against England at Hampden on June 3.
Harper had regularly criticised Strachan for over-looking the Dons players, despite the fact they have reached two cup finals and finished runners-up in the Scottish Premiership.
“It’s better late than never,” said Harper, who gained four Scotland caps and played in their ill-fated World Cup finals campaign in Argentina in 1978.
“Both deserve their call-ups because they have been magnificent for the Dons all season.
“I’m disappointed there only two Dons included, though.
“Graeme Shinnie and Andrew Considine were also worthy of some recognition.
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“Hopefully they will eventually get that.
“But it’s great Kenny and Mark now have a chance of featuring in the England game.”
Former Dyce Boys Club midfielder Stuart Armstrong is one of six Celtic players included.
Former Dons winger Ryan Fraser, who now plays for Bournemouth, is also in the squad.