In little under four months, Steve Clarke’s Scotland will be lining up for their first appearance at a major tournament in 23 years as they gear up to face Czech Republic in Euro 2020’s Group D.
This week, many Scots’ thoughts have surrounded if they’ll be able to attend the tournament and, if so, how many of the Tartan Army will be allowed in watch their beloved national team in the flesh due to Covid-19 restrictions.
However, for a particular batch of up and coming Scottish footballers, their thoughts will be centred on making sure their end of season form sees them sneak into manager Steve Clarke’s thinking, as the 57-year-old Scotland boss begins to see his 23-man squad shape up.
So, without further ado, let’s look at 10 uncapped Scottish players who’ll hope they’ll be able to make a late dash into Steve Clarke’s Euro 2020 squad.
1. Billy Gilmour - midfield (Chelsea)
Quite possibly the most talented young Scottish player around at the moment, the former Rangers academy product has struggled for game time at Chelsea this year since returning from injury. However, if Scotland are looking to make a mark on this year's European Championships, Steve Clarke must surely be tempted to include this talented young man. Photo: Contributed
2. Lewis Ferguson - midfield (Aberdeen)
Many are surprised that the young Aberdeen midfielder hasn't been given a chance in the national squad already after becoming a shining light in a disappointing season at Pittodrie. He's already got eight goals from midfield this season and is another that Steve Clarke may not be able to ignore. Photo: Alan Harvey/SNS
3. Ryan Porteous - defender (Hibs)
He's already been part of numerous squads after first being called up for the double header against Cyprus and Kazakhstan in 2019, although he is yet to earn his first cap. With Scotland operating a system that utilises three centre backs, the likes of Porteous could be called on more frequently in the months leading up the tournament. Photo: SNS
4. Aaron Hickey - defence/midfield (Bologna)
Still only 18-years-old, this tournament may come too soon for the former Jambo, however, his ability to play in a number of positions may just see him get the nod for Euro 2020. Photo: Fillippo Rubin/Lapresse via AP