Three Celtic stars named in Steve Clarke’s Scotland squad

Steve Clarke has named his Scotland squad for the upcoming UEFA Euro Qualifiers against Norway and Georgia with three Celtic players – Greg Taylor, Anthony Ralston and Callum McGregor – all included in the 26-man squad.

Former Celts such as Jack Hendry, Kieran Tierney, Stuart Armstrong and Ryan Christie have also been named in the Scotland squad.

Tony Ralston opens the scoring (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The Tartan Army have made a brilliant start in their quest to make it to Germany 2024, beating Cyprus 2-0 and Spain 3-0 in their opening two games. Scotland will look to make it three wins from three when they head to Norway on Saturday 17 June before welcoming Georgia to Hampden the following Tuesday, 20 June.

The two Edinburgh clubs are represented in the squad and both Lawrence Shankland from Hearts and Kevin Nisbet from Hibs will be potential starters as Scotland look to find the back of the net. Shankland has done just that 24 times already this season for Hearts.

Goalkeepers Zander Clark and Liam Kelly are the only other uncapped players in the 26-man party.

Here is the Scotland squad in full: Angus Gunn (Norwich City), Zander Clark (Heart of Midlothian), Liam Kelly (Motherwell), Liam Cooper (Leeds United), Jack Hendry (Club Brugge), Aaron Hickey (Brentford), Dominic Hyam (Blackburn Rovers), Nathan Patterson (Everton), Ryan Porteous (Watford), Anthony Ralston (Celtic), Andy Robertson (Liverpool), John Souttar (Rangers), Greg Taylor (Celtic), Kieran Tierney (Arsenal), Stuart Armstrong (Southampton), Lewis Ferguson (Bologna), Billy Gilmour (Brighton and Hove Albion), Ryan Jack (Rangers), John McGinn (Aston Villa), Callum McGregor (Celtic), Kenny McLean (Norwich City), Scott McTominay (Manchester United), Ryan Christie (AFC Bournemouth), Lyndon Dykes (Queens Park Rangers), Lawrence Shankland (Heart of Midlothian), Kevin Nisbet (Hibernian).

Here’s Steve Clarke talking about his Scotland squad selection…

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The Celtic Star founder and editor David Faulds has edited numerous Celtic books over the past decade or so including several from Lisbon Lions, Willie Wallace, Tommy Gemmell and Jim Craig. Earliest Celtic memories include a win over East Fife at Celtic Park and the 4-1 League Cup loss to Partick Thistle as a 6 year old. Best game? Easy 4-2, 1979 when Ten Men Won the League. Email

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