Scotland under-21s boss Scot Gemmill has named his squad for the Tynecastle clash with Denmark next month – with Bologna defender Aaron Hickey set to win his first U21 cap after becoming the first Scot to score in Serie A since 1986.
Gemmill’s side welcome the Danes to the capital on October 7 and there is a host of players playing first-team football in his squad with the likes of Stephen Welsh, Calvin Ramsay, Josh Doig, Ben Williamson and Glenn Middleton among those playing regularly in the Premiership.
The game was originally due to take place in Denmark but, after a request from the Danish FA, was moved to Tynecastle with the fixtures reversed.
After kicking off their campaign earlier this month, the October 7 clash will be Scotland’s second qualifying match as they bid to reach the U21 European Championships in Romania and Georgia in 2023.
Gemmill’s side drew their first Group I game 1-1 with Turkey in Bursa, with Middleton scoring the visitor’s goal and get the campaign off to a decent start in a group which also features Belgium and Kazakhstan.
Scot Gemmill’s Scotland under-21 squad in full:
Goalkeepers: Brian Kinnear (West Ham United), Ross Sinclair (St Johnstone), Cieran Slicker (Manchester City).
Defenders: Harrison Ashby (West Ham United), Tom Clayton (Liverpool), Josh Doig (Hibernian), Aaron Hickey (Bologna), Lewis Mayo (Partick Thistle), Adam Montgomery (Celtic), Calvin Ramsay (Aberdeen), Stephen Welsh (Celtic).
Midfielders: Scott Banks (Crystal Palace), Jack Burroughs (Ross County), Lewis Fiorini (Lincoln City), Scott High (Huddersfield Town), Stephen Kelly (Rangers), Marc Leonard (Brighton & Hove Albion), Ben Williamson (Livingston).
Forwards: Kai Kennedy (Dunfermline Athletic), Dapo Mebude (AFC Wimbledon), Glenn Middleton (St Johnstone), James Scott (Hibernian), Jack Stretton (Derby County).
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