Scotland Euro 2024 squad announcement LIVE: Steve Clarke includes Ben Doak and Lyndon Dykes on 28-man list

Scotland include two uncapped players in their training squad for Euro 2024 in Germany.

After the drama surrounding Gareth Southgate’s England squad on Tuesday, including Marcus Rashford and Jordan Henderson’s omissions, it is the turn of Steve Clarke, who has confirmed 28 names in a provisional list ahead of Uefa’s deadline on 7 June.

There was a place for two debutants in the team, Liverpool’s Ben Doak and Bristol City’s Ross McCrorie, while James Forrest and Ryan Jack have earned recalls.

Following Scotland’s impressive qualification, finishing second in their group, Clarke will now make his selection for the tournament, with an increased limit set by Uefa allowing for greater options.

But injuries, with Lewis Ferguson, Aaron Hickey and Nathan Patterson all set to be ruled out, will make for several interesting selections, including Clarke’s picks at goalkeeper and in defence and midfield.

Follow the latest updates ahead of the announcement and all the reaction as the Tartan Army counts down to the big opening fixture against hosts Germany in Munich on 14 June:

Scotland training squad announcement for Euro 2024

  • Steve Clarke to speak to the media at 12:30pm BST

  • Clarke will have to cut down his squad to 26 players before Uefa deadline on 7 June

  • Injuries to Aaron Hickey and Nathan Patterson provide headache for Clarke

  • Scotland’s Euro 2024 squad: Who’s on the plane to Germany?

  • Scotland name their 28-man Euro 2024 provisional squad

Scotland name two uncapped players in Euro 2024 provisional squad - as three injury blows confirmed

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Scotland have included uncapped Liverpool forward Ben Doak and Bristol City right back Ross McCrorie in their provisional 28-player for Euro 2024 named by Steve Clarke on Tuesday.

There were recalls for Celtic winger James Forrest and Rangers midfielder Ryan Jack, but Bologna star Lewis Ferguson and right backs Aaron Hickey and Nathan Patterson all miss out due to injury.

Scotland will play in their second men’s major tournament in three years at the Euros after an impressive qualifying campaign under Clarke, but right back has emerged as a major problem following injuries to Brentford’s Hickey and Everton’s Patterson.

Scotland name two uncapped players in Euro 2024 provisional squad

Steve Clark press conference

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That’s all from the Steve Clark press conference, but there will be some reaction to follow.

Steven Clark press conference

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When asked about Tino Livramento, who is eligible to play for England, Scotland and Portugal, Clark said: “At the moment, he’s chosen to play for England.”

Steve Clark press conference

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When asked if Scotland can get out of the group, Clark said: “You know me, I get overexcited don’t I?

“I can be really pleased to put out those names. It makes the tournament feel more real since March. It’s been a bit of a drag. A lot of bad news and not so much good news. The two defeats in march are in the back of my mind. I want the boys back together again.

“It’s much more experienced. The group I took to Euro 2020 was a bit inexperienced, especially in terms of tournament football. More caps, a better understanding of what to expect. More experienced and good enough to create a bit of history for Scottish football.

“They are capable. It’s a good group of players. We can be competitive in all the matches. If we play to our ability, we could be the first team to get out the group stages.”

Steve Clark press conference

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On Ross McCrorie: “I lost my two first-choice right backs/right wing-backs Aaron and Nathan.

“So looking down Ross had a really difficult time when he first went to Bristol City when he had a serious problem.

“He got back in the team in the second half of the season, acquitted himself well and got some minutes under his belt.

“He’s another one who has been in squads before but doesn’t have a cap. So it’s a chance to have a look at Ross as well and see how he’s doing.”

Steve Clark press conference

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On injuries: “There’s probably five or six players that we’ve got doubts about. But there’s going to be two very difficult conversations. The good thing about it is it won’t be a telephone call it will be face to face.”

Steve Clark press conference

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On the difficult decision process, he said: “It didn’t really go down to the wire, obviously with injuries...then suddenly you’re losing four players from the front of your mind, going from 23 to 26 probably made it more difficult to be honest because you’re thinking how to balance the squad.

Steve Clark press conference

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On Ryan Jack: “Ryan’s been quite an important part of the squad and the team during my team as head coach. I know he missed the last Euros with injury. He hasn’t had the best end of the season with Rangers.

“He’s a midfielder but he’s a different type of midfield player to the other ones that I’ve got so that was the thinking with Ryan.”

Steve Clark press conference

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On Ben Doak: “Ben’s got a lot of talent, he catches your eye, I think the pace will be something we haven’t got in abundance in the squad. He’s a young man, I’ve never had the chance to work with Ben. We’ll have a look at him and see how he does.”

Steve Clark press conference

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Steve Clark is here and starts with: “I’ve probably got half a dozen players who are coming back from injury, so that was the thinking behind the 28.”

“There will be 26 at the tournament and two will miss out, I just wanted to give myself a little bit of breathing space to have a look at some players.”

Steve Clark press conference

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The press conference seems to be running a few minutes late, stay tuned for all the updates.

Steve Clark press conference

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Steve Clark’s press conference is just a few minutes away

Steve Clark names 28-man provisional Scotland squad

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Former Scotland striker Steven Thompson said to BBC Sport: “Steve Clarke was never going to be too left field. Ryan Jack is perhaps fortunate to make it.

“Ross McCrorie a good decision as he’s been playing right side for Bristol City and is a consistent performer.

“Ben Doak’s inclusion is a bonus a wild card, something different.

“Max Johnston is unlucky not to make it.”

Scotland announce Euro 2024 provisional squad

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The press conference with Steve Clark is just 15 minutes away

Anthony Gordon reveals why he chose England over Scotland

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Newcastle forward Anthony Gordon insists he only ever had eyes for England and that a switch of international allegiance to Scotland was “never a thought”.

The 23-year-old has earned his first senior call-up for the upcoming Wembley friendly double-header against Brazil and Belgium, potentially breaking into Gareth Southgate’s squad just in time for Euro 2024.

Gordon helped England to glory at the 2023 European Under-21 Championship, where he was also named as player of the tournament.

He remains available to both the Republic of Ireland and Scotland through his heritage, with the latter seemingly a possible option to get into the senior international scene and secure a spot at the Euros this summer.

Now, though, that opportunity comes with England and, for the former Everton winger, that was the only outcome he was looking for.

Andy Robertson has spoken to Sky Sports

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“Our aim is to be the team that creates history - we have to aim to get out the group,” Robertson told Sky Sports.

“We look at the group and it’s a tough group, it’s a competitive group. But we believe that we can give any team a game and if we do that and we manage to get out the group then we’re the first Scotland team to ever do that.

“We’ve been trying to create our own history, we’ve been trying to create our own story within a nation that have had a lot of good teams in the past, a lot of legends of the game.

“We are trying to create a small part of history and we’ve managed to do that with the two tournaments [reaching Euro 2020 and Euro 2024] but to be able to qualify from the group would be a massive step and it would excel us even further and give us even more belief than we’ve already got.”

Scotland squad announcement

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Scotland have two fixtures before heading to Germany.

They will play Gibraltar in Faro on June 3, and host Finland at Hampden Park on June 7.

Scotland provisional squad

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There have also been two recalls to the squad for James Forrest and Ryan Jack.

Scotland provisional squad

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Ben Doak is the big surprise call up in the squad, the youngster hasn’t played since December because of injury and is uncapped for Scotland.

Ross McCrorie is also uncapped but offers an option at right back, and plays for Bristol City.

Scotland squad

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Goalkeepers: Angus Gunn (Norwich City), Zander Clark (Hearts), Craig Gordon (Hearts), Liam Kelly (Motherwell).

Defenders: Andy Robertson (Liverpool), Kieran Tierney (Real Sociedad), Jack Hendry (Al Ettifaq), Ryan Porteous (Watford), Liam Cooper (Leeds United), Scott McKenna (FC Copenhagen), Grant Hanley (Norwich City), Greg Taylor (Celtic), John Souttar (Rangers), Anthony Ralston (Celtic), Ross McCrorie (Bristol City).

Midfielders: Callum McGregor (Celtic), Ryan Christie (Bournemouth), Billy Gilmour (Brighton & Hove Albion), John McGinn (Aston Villa), Kenny McLean (Norwich City), Scott McTominay (Manchester United), Stuart Armstrong (Southampton), Ryan Jack (Rangers).

Forwards: Lyndon Dykes (Queen’s Park Rangers), Che Adams (Southampton), Lawrence Shankland (Hearts), Ben Doak (Liverpool), James Forrest (Celtic).

Scotland squad

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The provisional squad will be announced in around 2 minutes’ time.

Scotland squad

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The squad is expected to have 28 players, before being slimmed down to 26, which has to be finalised by June 6.

England named 33 players in their provisional squad, but Scotland are expected to include fewer.

Steve Clark to name provisional Scotland squad

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Steve Clark will be naming his side in around 10 minutes’ time.

Possible 26-man squad

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Goalkeepers: Angus Gunn (Norwich), Zander Clark (Hearts), Craig Gordon (Hearts)

Defenders: Liam Cooper (Leeds), Grant Hanley (Norwich), Jack Hendry (Al-Ettifaq), Scott McKenna (Copenhagen), Liam Palmer (Sheffield Wednesday), Ryan Porteous (Watford), Greg Taylor (Celtic), Anthony Ralston (Celtic), Andy Robertson (Liverpool), Kieran Tierney (Real Sociedad), John Souttar (Rangers)

Midfielders: Stuart Armstrong (Southampton), Ryan Christie (Bournemouth), James Forrest (Celtic), Billy Gilmour (Brighton), Ryan Jack (Rangers), John McGinn (Aston Villa), Callum McGregor (Celtic), Kenny McLean (Norwich), Scott McTominay (Manchester United)

Forwards: Che Adams (Southampton), Lyndon Dykes (Queens Park Rangers), Lawrence Shankland (Hearts)

Scotland’s Euro 2024 squad

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There are doubts over Lewis Ferguson, the Bologna star and Serie A midfielder of the year, after he picked up an anterior cruciate ligament injury last month, while right back has become a problem position given injuries to Aaron Hickey and Nathan Patterson. All three are set to miss the Euros and they will be missed.

Steve Clarke poised to name provisional Scotland squad for Euro 2024

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Scotland manager Steve Clarke in the stands at the Vitality Stadium for Bournemouth v Brentford (Andrew Matthews/PA Wire)
Scotland manager Steve Clarke in the stands at the Vitality Stadium for Bournemouth v Brentford (Andrew Matthews/PA Wire)

Scotland’s Euro 2024 warm-up matches

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June 3: Gibraltar (n), friendly, kick-off 5pm

June 7: Finland (h), friendly, kick-off 7.45pm

Steve Clarke dismisses Scotland concerns over seven-game winless streak

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Steve Clarke remains confident that Scotland will be ready for Euro 2024 this summer despite their winless run being extended to seven games.

After a 1-0 friendly defeat to Northern Ireland at Hampden Park in March puts extra pressure on June friendlies against Gibraltar and Finland to find form ahead of the Euro 2024 opener against hosts Germany at the Allianz Arena.

Steve Clarke dismisses Scotland concerns over seven-game winless streak

Scotland’s Euro 2024 squad: Who’s on the plane to Germany?

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After ending their men’s major tournament drought three years ago, Scotland will hope for an improved showing as they take their place at Euro 2024 this summer.

Steve Clarke’s side reached a second European Championships in a row after making a brilliant start to their qualifying campaign, which included wins over Spain at Hampden and Norway in Oslo, finishing second in their group to secure an automatic qualification spot.

Now the Tartan Army will travel in their thousands as Scotland head to Germany, after they were knocked out of Euro 2020 finals in the group stages and without a win three years ago.

Scotland’s Euro 2024 squad: Who’s on the plane to Germany?