Scot Gemmill has named his Scotland U21s squad for next month as the likes of West Ham starlet Harrison Ashby make the cut but Chelsea ace Billy Gilmour still isn’t fit.

Aaron Hickey has also been called up to the squad for the first time after his impressive form for Bologna. Gemmill’s side will face Croatia and Greece in their upcoming UEFA Euro U21s qualifiers.

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Hickey is called up for the first time. (Photo by Massimo Insabato/Archivio Massimo Insabato/Mondadori Portfolio via Getty Images)

Scotland sit just one point behind leaders Czech Republic with a game in hand ahead of November’s double-header. Robby McCrorie and Ryan Porteous return to the squad following their senior involvement this month.

West Ham’s Ashby and Reading’s Tom McIntyre retain their spots after impressing last time out whilst midfielder Gilmour misses out again.

He has missed a chunk of international football so far this term and will have to wait until 2021 for more, Chelsea boss Frank Lampard confirming last week he was around 3-4 weeks away from a knee injury return. Hull City forward James Scott also misses out through injury.

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Still not available. (Photo by Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

Here is the full squad Gemmill has chosen for the Croatia and Greece challenges.

Goalkeepers: Ross Doohan (Ross County), Brian Kinnear (Rangers), Robby McCrorie (Livingston)

Defenders: Harrison Ashby (West Ham United), Daniel Harvie (MK Dons), Aaron Hickey (Bologna), George Johnston (Feyenoord), Lewis Mayo (Dunfermline Athletic), Tom McIntyre (Reading), Nathan Patterson (Rangers), Ryan Porteous (Hibernian), Patrick Reading (Ayr United).

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The West Ham kid is back. (Photo by Rob Newell – CameraSport via Getty Images)

Midfielders: Allan Campbell (Motherwell), Lewis Ferguson (Aberdeen), Kai Kennedy (Inverness Caledonian Thistle), Kyle Magennis (Hibernian), Barry Maguire (Motherwell), Ross McCrorie (Aberdeen), David Turnbull (Celtic).

Forwards: Fraser Hornby (Stade de Reims), Connor McLennan (Aberdeen), Glenn Middleton (Rangers).

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