Scotland continue their UEFA Under-21 Championship qualifying campaign tonight when they host Denmark at Tynecastle – and manager Scot Gemmill has named a strong starting XI for the clash with the Danes.
#SCO21s | Your Scotland Under-21s team taking on Denmark at Tynecastle this evening.#YoungTeam pic.twitter.com/dd0yktw0Ui
— Scotland National Team (@ScotlandNT) October 7, 2021
Glenn Middleton makes his 50th appearance for Scotland at youth level while the likes of Josh Doig, Lewis Mayo, Lewis Fiorini and Ben Williamson have all been playing regular first-team football this season.
After drawing 1-1 with Turkey in their opening game, Scotland could really do with a win to kick-start their campaign but with the Danes the top seeds in a group also including Belgium, it will be far from an easy task for Scotland.
Scotland haven’t qualified for the Under-21 Championship since 1996 but with an impressive list of players at his disposal, Gemmill will be hoping he can end that long wait and secure a place at the 2023 finals.
Tonight’s game is the first of four consecutive home games for Scotland so it will be a massive opportunity for them to get some points and take a big step towards qualification.
Fans at home can watch Gemmill’s side in action tonight on the BBC Scotland channel via the iPlayer.
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