It will have become very clear to Scotland manager Alex McLeish that he has no shortage of talented young midfielders at his disposal.
And Motherwell teenager Allan Campbell is the latest to emerge from a nation which had for far too long prioritised brawn over brains.
The 19-year-old has emerged as one of Scotland’s most exciting prospects this season and, if he continues to perform like he did during Motherwell’s 3-0 Scottish Cup semi-final thrashing of Aberdeen on Saturday, it seems only a matter of time before the league’s big fish start to swarm.
Campbell produced a masterful performance in the centre of midfield against Derek McInnes’s Dons, out-muscling Aberdeen’s creative talents with his energy, dynamism and full-blooded will to win.
It was the sort of performance that should have Celtic, who are frequently on the lookout for exciting homegrown talent, drooling.
The Scottish Champions seem keen to revive their midfield in the off-season with the likes of John McGinn and Youssouf Mulumbu linked with a move to Parkhead in 2018.
And while Campbell is less experienced than the Hibernian and Kilmarnock stars, he is a player with a great deal of potential who would learn a lot training and playing alongside Scott Brown in green and white.
Motherwell fans think Campbell is a star. How long until Celtic take notice?
Covered every blade of grass yesterday wee man ! Superb as usual .. 110% every game— James Bryson (@JamesBr82335533) April 15, 2018
You were incredible again yesterday, as always ❤️— Bianca (@BiancaMarzella) April 15, 2018
Get in there Alan!! How many Aber-sheep players fell out your pocket after the game??— Joann Brownlie (@JoJoB81) April 15, 2018
Still buzzing from yesterday Allan, you and the lads did us proud, days like yesterday is what it’s all about.— Del Sommerville (@Del1589) April 15, 2018
Some performance from you and all the boys Al. Very proud of you all.— Greg Miller (@MillerHockey18) April 15, 2018