Who is in Scotland's squad for the Euros?
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Who is in Scotland's squad for the Euros?

22/05/24 11:59

Scotland coach Steve Clarke has announced his provisional squad for this summer’s Euros and there are some surprises amongst the inclusions. The Tartan Army will start their campaign against the hosts Germany on the 14th of June in what will be just their second major tournament this century.

Goalkeepers

Angus Gunn (Norwich City), Zander Clark (Hearts), Craig Gordon (Hearts), Liam Kelly (Motherwell).

Craig Gordon could become Scotland’s oldest ever player, should he pull on the shirt during the Euros. The 41-year-old started his international career in 2004, a year before Ben Doak, who has just received his first call up to the squad, was born.

Defenders

Andy Robertson (Liverpool), Kieran Tierney (Real Sociedad), Jack Hendry (Al Ettifaq), Ryan Porteous (Watford), Liam Cooper (Leeds United), Scott McKenna (FC Copenhagen), Grant Hanley (Norwich City), Greg Taylor (Celtic), John Souttar (Rangers), Anthony Ralston (Celtic), Ross McCrorie (Bristol City).

Captain Andy Robertson is set to make his 70th appearance for his country which would make him the eighth most capped player for one of the oldest national teams in the world. Steve Clarke’s selected back line focuses on experience rather than youth, with the youngest player aged 25.

Midfielders

Callum McGregor (Celtic), Ryan Christie (Bournemouth), Billy Gilmour (Brighton and Hove Albion), John McGinn (Aston Villa), Kenny McLean (Norwich City), Scott McTominay (Manchester United), Stuart Armstrong (Southampton), Ryan Jack (Rangers).

There is some serious Premier League quality in Scotland’s midfield, with the likes of John McGinn, Billy Gilmour and Ryan Christie all proving to be vital to their respective club sides this season. Scott McTominay has often struggled for Manchester United, but has never had a problem in the national team, becoming one of Scotland’s most important players.

Forwards

Lyndon Dykes (Queen’s Park Rangers), Che Adams (Southampton), Lawrence Shankland (Hearts), Ben Doak (Liverpool), James Forrest (Celtic).

While their midfield is stacked with quality, the same cannot be said about Scotland’s forward line. The forwards that have been called up have just three more goals for the national team than John McGinn has alone - just 21 goals between the the five of them in 112 caps. However there is an exciting inclusion in the forward line. Liverpool’s Ben Doak has received his first call up to the senior squad, despite recovering from an injury that has left him out of action since December.

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