MARTIN Compston was training with the Scotland national team ahead of their friendly against Poland on Thursday.
The Line of Duty star ditched the red carpet for the football pitch as he was seen showing off his skills – scoring two penalties against Scotland star Craig Gordon.
Compston posted a snippet of the session on Twitter the afternoon before the game.
The actor wrote: “Just knocked out Craig Gordon villains ahead of tonight @ScotlandNT v Poland.
“£10 off every ticket going to @UNICEF_uk’s efforts to help children in Ukraine. Hope to see you there, we’ll be coming…”
I just took down the bad guys from the great Craig Gordon before tonight 😂 @Scotland against Poland £10 on each ticket going to @UNICEF_fr efforts to help children in Ukraine. Hope to see you there, we’ll be there… pic.twitter.com/MjKIZb8Ipg
— martin compston (@martin_compston) March 24, 2022
It was all smiles for Compston as he can be heard joking with Gordon saying “goodbye Craig!” after sending the Hearts goalkeeper the wrong way before scoring another penalty.
Gordon was in high spirits, gesturing at the camera and shouting ‘cut’ after allowing the Scottish film star a second goal.
A longer clip was posted on the national team’s Twitter page with Compston also testing the skills of Zander Clark and Liam Kelly.
It’s Compston against the Guardians pic.twitter.com/DWau3ioRvW
— Scotland National Team (@ScotlandNT) March 24, 2022
Their tweet read: “We had a special guest in training this week as @martin_compston took on Craig Gordon, @liamm_kelly and @Zanderr1 in a kick challenge. It’s Compston vs ‘keepers’
Compston’s quote tweeted the clip, saying, “Privilege guys! Thanks for having me.”
The star is a former professional footballer himself, having played for Greenock Morton FC for a brief spell in the early 2000s.
The Scottish national team will face Poland in a friendly match on Thursday which will donate £10 from every ticket sale to Unicef to help those suffering from the Russian invasion of Ukraine.