One Celtic player has been named amongst Steve Clarke’s Scotland squad for the upcoming fixtures against Cyprus and Spain [@ScotlandNT]. 

These matches will be the first of ten games as Scotland look to once again return to the European Championships which will be held in Germany in 2024.

There is no surprise to see Celtic captain Callum McGregor named amongst the squad as he has become a key player under Clarke in the national team set up.

McGregor became the last Scotland player to score at a major tournament and will be hoping to once again repeat the feat if his country can make it back.

Elsewhere, Celtic stars Greg Taylor, Anthony Ralston and David Turnbull have been overlooked for this squad.

Greg Taylor Celtic
11th March 2023; Tynecastle Park, Edinburgh, Scotland: Scottish Cup Football, Hearts versus Celtic; Orestis Kiomourtzoglou of Heart of Midlothian fouls Greg Taylor of Celtic

Taylor is the obvious unlucky one as he has to compete against captain Andy Robertson and Kieran Tierney in his position.

Ralston only made his return from injury last week for the Hoops and along with Turnbull haven’t had a lot of game time which is why they may have been left out.

The side also have the fallback of the Nations League which saw Scotland finish top of their group above Ukraine, Republic of Ireland and Armenia. They have since been promoted to League A and as they topped their group shall be given an alternative route to Euro 2024 qualification if they don’t qualify from their group which could be a tough ask as it includes Spain and Norway.



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