The Rangers youth coach, who also coaches the Scotland team along with former Scotland midfielder Archie Gemmill, said: "I'm really disappointed for guys like Ferry, Grant and Greg Cameron, who played a massive part in getting us this far. But you always know that there will be changes, and there are a number of players who would have forced their way in regardless. That's certainly the case with someone like Ross Campbell, who came in for two matches and scored four goals. The Hibs lads have come on in leaps and bounds this season. You look at the likes of Ross, Kevin McCann and Lewis Stevenson, who weren't even in the running to play in Poland, but who've now made it so difficult now for us to leave them out. It's a great credit to Hibs and a real feather in their cap that they're providing us with such a large group of players. With the form that these lads have been showing, they'll definitely have a big influence on how we get on in Canada."
Striker Campbell believes what he has learnt at Easter Road will stand him and his team-mates in good stead for the Canada tournament, if selected. The young striker said: "Our passing game is definitely going to surprise a lot of people. At Hibs, we're just not allowed to play long balls - it's all short, sharp passes - and it's the same here with Scotland. Here, it's all pass-and-move, possession football, probing for an opening, and maybe that will go against some people's expectations." Midfielder Lynch feels the Hibs policy of putting youngsters in the first team early has given them a head start on players from rival clubs. He said: "The fact that we're all here is a tribute to what Hibs are doing in terms of bringing young players through the ranks rather than spending lots of money on foreign players. The club's very good for introducing the young lads to first-team training at a very early age, so it means you develop a lot more quickly. I think we've certainly gone from boys to men a lot faster than we would have at some other clubs."