Conway 'enjoying every minute' of Scotland call-up

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Ahead of Scotland’s Euro 24 opener Joe Sims talks with Bristol City striker Tommy Conway.

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Bristol City striker Tommy Conway says he is "enjoying every minute" after being called up to Scotland's Euro 2024 squad.

The 21-year-old was brought in to the squad from the under-21s team following injuries to Lyndon Dykes and Ben Doak.

Conway scored in Scotland Under-21s' 2-1 defeat by Turkey last week before making his senior debut from the bench in the 2-2 friendly with Finland.

Scotland open the Euro 2024 tournament against hosts Germany on Friday.

"I can't really believe it myself, from where I've come from to where I am now I'm just enjoying every minute of it," Conway told BBC Radio Bristol.

Conway was born in Taunton, Somerset, and has been part of the Bristol City set up since the age of seven. He qualifies for Scotland through his grandfather.

He said he was told after the Turkey match in front of the under-21 staff and players that he had made it into the senior team.

"He said you're going to play with the full squad and everyone erupted in the changing room. I was looking round thinking is this real right now. I couldn't really quite believe it," Conway said.

"I ended up going back to the hotel, I was straight on Facetime with my family and it was quite an emotional one because I thought ultimately all the hard work has paid off."

Conway had a breakthrough campaign in 2022-23 for Championship side Bristol City and has gone on to make 92 appearances, scoring 25 goals. He has been the club's top scorer in the last two seasons.

"I wouldn't be where I am without my family and the coaches that I had coming through Bristol City's academy and just literally enjoying myself and enjoying what I do, playing football and scoring goals," Conway said.

"For me I never took it too seriously when I was young it was all about enjoyment and then as you get older it just becomes more and more serious."