Young Celtic defender, Stephen Welsh has been rewarded for his recent appearances in the first-team with a Scotland under-21 international call-up.

The 20-year old is a late addition to Scott Gemmill’s squad, who are preparing to face off against Croatia and Greece in what will be two crucial games that could determine the u21s hopes of qualifying for next years European Championships.

In the last month, Welsh has become somewhat of a regular in the Celtic squad, making two starts against Rangers, and AC Milan, coming on as a substitute against Lille and also being on the bench on several occasions. So, he has been rewarded for his showings.

Welsh was previously called up to the squad at this level back in March but the games were postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Despite that, the central defender has experience at youth levels for Scotland making 22 appearances overall for the u16, u17 and u19 sides.

He joins Celtic team-mates David Turnbull and Ross Doohan for these fixtures that will take place over the next week.



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