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Steve Clarke to name Scotland squad for the Euros

Scotland boss will announce the 26 players he's taking to nation's first tournament since 1998.

Steve Clarke to name Scotland squad for the Euros SNS Group

Scotland’s Euro 2020 hopefuls are set to discover if they have made the cut for Steve Clarke’s squad.

He will name his 26-man pool for this summer’s finals on Wednesday afternoon ahead of pre-tournament friendlies against Holland and Luxembourg.

The manager has already lost certain picks Kenny McLean and Ryan Jack to injury, while striker Oli McBurnie – a regular in Clarke’s squads – is also out.

Ryan Fraser, one of Scotland’s key attackers, faces an anxious wait after his club boss Steve Bruce described picking the injured Newcastle United star as a “gamble”.

The squad announcement is due to be made around midday on Wednesday, before Clarke takes questions from the media later in the day.

STV News will provide coverage and reaction online and on TV throughout the day as the hopefuls learn their fate, while two of Scotland’s group matches in June will be broadcast live on the channel.

Who are Scotland playing?

Scotland have been drawn in Group D at the European Championships – their first major men’s tournament since 1998 – alongside England, Czech Republic and Croatia.

They’ll open their campaign against the Czechs at Hampden on June 14, before meeting England at Wembley four days later and returning to Glasgow to meet Croatia on June 22.

Finishing in the top two would guarantee a place in the last 16 and make history as Scotland have never before qualified from the group stage of a major tournament.

A third-placed finish in the group could also be enough to reach the knockout rounds should other results go in Scotland’s favour.

Group D fixtures

  • June 14: Scotland v Czech Republic – Hampden – 2pm
  • June 18: England v Scotland – Wembley – 8pm (Live on STV)
  • June 22: Scotland v Croatia – Hampden – 8pm (Live on STV)