Scotland Euro 2020 squad: Steve Clarke names Billy Gilmour, David Turnbull and Nathan Patterson to 26-man squad

Scotland Euro 2020 squad: Steve Clarke names Billy Gilmour, David Turnbull and Nathan Patterson to 26-man squad

Uncapped Billy Gilmour, David Turnbull and Nathan Patterson named to Scotland squad for Euro 2020.

Chelsea’s Gilmour, Celtic’s Turnbull midfielder and Rangers right-back Patterson have all been included in Steve Clarke’s 26-man squad for the tournament, for which Scotland are in Group D with the England, Croatia and the Czech Republic.

The young trio will be part of a squad that also includes Celtic winger James Forrest following a long-term injury and Leeds defender Liam Cooper who is also returning.

Turnbull was named PFA Scottish Young Player of the Year

There was, however, no room for 22-cap Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths, Aberdeen’s Andrew Considine or Sheffield’s Liam Palmer on Wednesday.

Sheffield United’s Oli McBurnie will also not be available for Scotland’s Euro 2020 campaign due to a fractured metatarsal and Ryan Jack (Rangers) and Kenny McLean (Norwich City) have also been ruled out for injury.

Scotland will play two of their home group matches at Hampden Park – against Croatia and the Czech Republic – and travel to Wembley for the game against England.

David Turnbull has been an outstanding player for Celtic this season

Regarding the new team calls, Kris Boyd said Sky Sports News: “It’s the right thing to do, bring in young people. They can be inexperienced but sometimes it helps the team, there can be that feel-good factor. There isn’t so much pressure and expectations on them and when you watch David Turnbull this season, although on a struggling Celtic team he has been the standout player.

Billy Gilmour has impressed for Chelsea this season

“There are a lot of positives around him right now and he’s already shown he can handle disappointment. He missed a lot of football with the injury that stopped his stint at Celtic at the start and he’s something different from the other players around the squad.

“You want to have a group of players who go to a lot of tournaments and it helps if you have players who can share their experiences as a group.

“Billy Gilmour is a quality player. He played a lot for the Under-21s and a lot of people wanted him on the team. Steve Clarke obviously likes what he sees. He takes the ball and shakes things up.

“Are these players expected to play?” Probably not, but they are now part of the squad and the next challenge for them is to be part of the squad to face the Czech Republic. “

The Scottish team for Euro 2020

Goalkeepers: Craig Gordon (Heart of Midlothian), David Marshall (County Derby), Jon McLaughlin (Rangers)

Defenders: Liam Cooper (Leeds United), Declan Gallagher (Motherwell), Grant Hanley (Norwich City), Jack Hendry (KV Oostende) * en prêt de Celtic, Scott McKenna (Nottingham Forrest), Stephen O’Donnell (Motherwell), Nathan Patterson ( Rangers), Andy Robertson (Liverpool), Greg Taylor (Celtic), Kieran Tierney (Arsenal)

Midfielders: Stuart Armstrong (Southampton), Ryan Christie (Celtic), John Fleck (Sheffield United), Billy Gilmour (Chelsea), John McGinn (Aston Villa), Callum McGregor (Celtic), Scott McTominay (Manchester United), David Turnbull (Celtic)

Attackers: Ché Adams (Southampton), Lyndon Dykes (Queen’s Park Rangers), James Forrest (Celtic), Ryan Fraser (Newcastle United), Kevin Nisbet (Hibernian)

Billy Gilmour vs. Luton

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Calendar of Euro 2020 of Scotland:

  • Monday June 14 – Group D: Scotland vs Czech Republic; Kick-off at 2 p.m. (Glasgow)
  • Friday June 18 – Group D: England vs Scotland; Kick-off 8 p.m. (London)
  • Tuesday 22 June – Group D: Croatia vs Scotland; Kick-off 8 p.m. (Glasgow)

The top two from each group and the top four teams ranked third go through

Scotland’s potential route to the Euro 2020 final:

Round of 16

If Scotland wins Group D …

Tuesday June 29 – Group D winners vs Group F finalists; Kick-off 5 p.m. (London)

If Scotland finished second in Group D…

Monday June 28 – Group D finalists vs Group E finalists; Kick-off at 5 p.m. (Copenhagen)

If Scotland ends up as one of the top four teams in third place …

One of:

Sunday June 27 – Winners of Group C vs team placed third in Group D / E / F; Kick-off 5 p.m. (Budapest)

Sunday June 27 – Group B winners against the team placed third in group A / D / E / F; Kick-off 8 p.m. (Seville)

Tuesday June 29: winners of Group E vs third Group A / B / C / D; Kick-off 8 p.m. (Glasgow)


If Scotland wins Group D and wins the round of 16 …

Saturday July 3 – Kick-off 8 p.m. (Rome)

If Scotland finishes second in Group D and wins the round of 16 …

Friday July 2 – Kick-off at 5 p.m. (Saint Petersburg)

If Scotland finishes as one of the top four teams in third place and wins the round of 16 …

One of:

Friday July 2 – Kick-off 8 p.m. (Munich)
Saturday July 3 – Kick-off 5 p.m. (Baku)
Saturday July 3 – Kick-off 8 p.m. (Rome)

And beyond…

Semi-finals – July 6-7 (London)
Final – July 11 (London)


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