Next Game

S Marino v England

Saturday, 05 September 2015, 17:00

European Qualifiers Group E

Last Game

Slovenia 2 - 3 England

Sunday, 14 June 2015, 17:00

European Qualifiers Group E

Stark unveils Scots U21 squad

Scotland U21 coach Billy Stark has named an experienced squad to face England later this month.

Last Updated: 05/08/13 at 16:06 Post Comment

Billy Stark: Has named a strong Scotland U21 side

Billy Stark: Has named a strong Scotland U21 side

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Only three uncapped players make the 21-man squad for the 'Kick It Out' clash at Bramall Lane on Tuesday, August 13 (7.30pm).

Goalkeeper Jack Hamilton and defender Brad McKay are among six Hearts players in the party and they are joined on the coach south by fellow debutant Stevie May of St Johnstone.

Stark has also included Aberdeen defender Ryan Jack, Dundee United midfielder Stuart Armstrong and Celtic striker Tony Watt, who were involved in the Scotland senior squad which beat Croatia 1-0 in June.

And Stark insisted May's current form with St Johnstone, which includes goals against Rosenborg and Hearts, made it impossible for the striker to be overlooked.

"I've been watching Stevie for a number of years as I do with all the young ones. His form and goalscoring right now is too good to ignore.

"He is confident and is born in 1992, so is one of the more experienced ones

in the group. Put all those things together and that is a nice mix for this game.

"His goalscoring record at Hamilton and Alloa was exceptional. At Hamilton, he

was playing a couple of leagues up from Alloa and now he is in the top division

and we're talking about whether he can keep scoring."

Squad: Goalkeepers: Archer (Spurs), Hamilton (Hearts), Kettings (Blackpool).

Defenders: Duffie (Falkirk), Findlay (Celtic), Jack, Robertson (both Aberdeen), McHattie, McKay (both Hearts).

Midfielders: Armstrong (Dundee Utd), Banningan (Partick), Fyvie (Wigan), Holt (Hearts), Macleod (Rangers), McGeough (Celtic).

Forwards: Feruz (Chelsea), Fraser (Bournemouth), May (St Johnstone), Smith, Walker (both Hearts), Watt (Celtic).

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

think that puts all doubts over Benteke's quality to bed. Can he do it after receiving the ball to feet, in the box, totally unmarked, on a warm, sunny afternoon in Swindon? Oh yes he can! This year is definitely Liverpool's year. YNWA.

rationalmanc
WATCH: Benteke's debut screamer

A

ll very well selling all midfield and strikers but unless we bring anyone in that is better than what we had then it will be a terrible transfer window in my view. Sorted out the defense but our midfield and striker options look very light.

bigo
Spurs Halfway To The Perfect Summer

L

ove it when Jose accuses others of being defensive, cynical and playing to win. If I was Wenger, I'd get that quote laminated and framed - surely the biggest compliment he's ever received from Mourinho. You've got him riled Arsene - you're relevant again!

suarez_blind
Jose rues pitch and weather after defeat

Footer 365

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has 'difficult questions'

Arsenal centre-half Per Mertesacker says manager Arsene Wenger has a lot of "difficult questions" to answer.

West Ham forward Enner Valencia ruled out for up to 12 weeks

West Ham forward Enner Valencia has been ruled out for up to 12 weeks with a leg injury.

Jordy Clasie says he'd have rejected move to Man United in order to join Southampton

Jordy Clasie claims he'd have rejected Man United to sign for Southampton - saying it's "better to start lower and finish higher".

Mail Box

There's A Lot Of Anger About TV...

...and how much you have to pay - largely for games you don't actually want to watch. Many of you are forced to go illegal. We also have mails on Chelsea, Angel di Maria and...

Not Just A Friendly. This Had Meaning...

Arsenal fans are very excited about beating Chelsea (don't remind them about last year), while there is criticism for BT and a football fan tired of being screwed by TV...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company