Scot Gemmill has confirmed his Scotland U21s squad as he promotes Leeds United youngster Liam McCarron to the side, with Chelsea prospect Billy Gilmour missing out.

The young Scots will face Lithuania next month in a European Championship qualifier. Leeds man McCarron is promoted from the U19s side alongside Rangers full-back Nathan Patterson, whilst Chelsea’s rising star Gilmour isn’t fit enough following knee surgery.

Leeds United prospect McCarron joins the Scotland U21s squad whilst Chelsea's Gilmour misses out.

Leeds United prospect McCarron joins the Scotland U21s squad whilst Chelsea’s Gilmour misses out. (Photo by Pete Norton/Getty Images)

Motherwell academy products David Turnbull and James Scott return following their respective injury problems. Aaron Hickey has also not made the cut for this squad, having featured at U19s level and reportedly on the verge of a big move to Champions League finalists Bayern München.

Scotland will face Lithuania on September 8. Gemmill’s side sit third in their qualifying section, three points behind leaders Czech Republic at the halfway stage. Here is the full squad Gemmill is taking to face Lithuania next month.

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Goalkeepers

Doohan (Ross County), Robby McCrorie (Livingston), Wright (Rangers)

Defenders

Harvie (MK Dons), Johnston (Feyenoord), Mayo (Rangers), Ross McCrorie (Aberdeen), McIntyre (Reading), Patterson (Rangers), Porteous (Hibernian)

Midfield

Campbell (Motherwell), Ferguson (Aberdeen), Kelly (Ross County), Smith (Hamilton), Turnbull (Motherwell)

Forwards

Hornby (Stade de Reims), McCarron (Leeds), McLennan (Aberdeen), Middleton (Rangers), Scott (Hull)

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