Scotland Euro 2020 squad: Chelsea teen Billy Gilmour named in Steve Clarke’s 26-man group alongside captain Andy Robertson, Che Adams and fit again Kieran Tierney

Scotland are the first home nation to reveal their squad for Euro 2020, with manager Steve Clarke putting his faith in youth for this summer’s tournament.

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.

Scotland boss Clarke had until now resisted the urge to hand 19-year-old Gilmour a senior call-up, but the Scotland Under-21 ace will now get his chance to prove he can make his mark on the international stage.

Patterson is another highly-rated teen talent, with his Ibrox boss Steven Gerrard even claiming the defender was one of the nation’s brightest prospects ever’ at right-back”.

With just 16 Rangers appearances to his name, it was feared a four-game ban he received for breaching lockdown rules earlier this year would count him out but Clarke has decided to forgive and forget that indiscretion.

Celtic ace Turnbull – recently named the PFA Scotland young player of the year – has also impressed in his first year at Parkhead.

In a season of darkness and despair for Hoops supporters, the former Motherwell midfielder has been the one shining light, contributing ten goals and eight assists.

Steve Clarke has led Scotland to their first major tournament in 23 years
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Turnbull’s club team-mate James Forrest returns to the national team fold after a year of injury.

Newcastle’s Ryan Fraser is also included despite his Magpies boss Steve Bruce admitting it would be a gamble for him to join Clarke’s squad having not kicked a ball since March due to a groin injury.

David Marshall – whose vital spot-kick save from Serbia’s Aleksandar Mitrovic sealed qualification – is expected to start again in goal ahead of Craig Gordon and Jon McLaughlin.

But there is disappointment for the likes of Liam Palmer, Leigh Griffiths, Lawrence Shankland and Andy Considine, who have all been involved recently.

Ryan Jack, Kenny McLean and Oli McBurnie had already been ruled out through injury.

And there is no place either for Ryan Gauld despite the Farense forward’s impressive form in Portugal this season.

Scotland Euro 2020 squad:

Goalkeepers: Marshall, McLaughlin, Gordon

Defenders: O’Donnell, Cooper, Gallagher, Hanley, Hendry, McKenna, Patterson, Robertson, Taylor, Tierney

Midfielders: McGregor, Christie, McGinn, Armstrong, Fleck, Gilmour, McTominay, Turnbull

Forwards: Nisbet, Fraser, Forrest, Dykes, Adams