Scotland Euro 2020 profile: Fixtures and squad for England’s Group D rivals – Steve Clarke’s men look shine in front of home fans with Andy Robertson, Che Adams and Kieran Tierney

Scotland manager Steve Clarke has put his faith in youth for this summer’s European Championship and will have an exciting looking squad at his disposal.

Chelsea teenager Billy Gilmour, 19, has made the cut as one of three uncapped players to make the 26-man squad, alongside Celtic’s David Turnbull, 21, and Rangers’ Nathan Patterson, 19.

Chelsea’a Billy Gilmour has earned his first ever senior Scotland call-up for Euro 2020
Che Adams has nine goals and five assists in 42 games for Southampton this season, and one goal in three caps for Scotland
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Southampton striker Che Adams has also been named after making just three appearances for Scotland since switching his allegiance from England.

And Arsenal full-back Keiran Tierney features despite the former Celtic star’s recent injury fears.

However, there is disappointment for Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths who missed out despite being involved in the Scotland squad recently, while fans have reacted with anger after 25-year-old Ryan Gauld was also snubbed despite his bright form in Portugal.

Liverpool defender and Scotland captain Andy Robertson will lead the team out for their first at a major tournament in 23 years, since 1998.

The Scots will host the Czech Republic and Croatia at Hampden Park, either side of a trip to Wembley to face the Auld Enemy England.

England made a winning start to their Group D campaign by beating Croatia on Sunday but can Scotland now do the same?

Scotland Euro 2020 squad:

Goalkeepers: Craig Gordon (Hearts), David Marshall (Derby), Jon McLaughlin (Rangers)

Defenders: Liam Cooper (Leeds), Declan Gallagher (Motherwell), Grant Hanley (Norwich), Jack Hendry (Celtic), Scott McKenna (Nottingham Forest), 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), James Forrest (Celtic), Ryan Fraser (Newcastle United), Billy Gilmour (Chelsea), John McGinn (Aston Villa), Callum McGregor (Celtic), Scott McTominay (Manchester United), David Turnbull (Celtic)

Forwards: Che Adams (Southampton), Lyndon Dykes (QPR), Kevin Nisbet (Hibernian)

The star man: Andy Robertson

Robertson is considered one of the finest left-backs in Europe having won the Premier League and Champions League at Liverpool

As captain and the best player in the squad, plenty will be expected from Robertson this summer.

The 27-year-old full-back has developed into one of Europe’s top players since moving to Liverpool in 2017.

While the 2020/21 campaign was not his finest, he has been operating at the very highest level for several years now and will be looking to lead by example at the Euros.

His pace, directness and delivery will cause problems for anyone including England.

The one to look out for: Lyndon Dykes

The Queens Park Rangers striker enjoyed his best season to date last term, smashing 12 goals in the Championship.

The Australian-born ace has previously played for the likes of Merrimac, Redlands United and Surfers Paradise Apollo but is now looking to cement his place at the top level.

He has two goals in 10 caps for Scotland so far and will be a useful option to have alongside Ryan Christie and Che Adams.

The manager: Steve Clarke

Steve Clarke has led Scotland to their first major tournament in 23 years
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Clarke has steadied the ship at Scotland following several disappointing years for the country.

Their penalty win over Serbia to reach this summer’s showpiece tournament was the culmination of Clarke’s hard work and now he’ll want to kick on and compete at the Euros themselves.

He has selected an exciting looking squad which is sprinkled with genuine top-class talent.

Should he mastermind a result against England, he’ll go down in Tartan Army folklore for ever more.

The fixtures

All games live on talkSPORT

June 14 – Scotland vs Czech Republic 14:00

June 18 – England vs Scotland 20:00

June 22 – Croatia vs Scotland 20:00