Scotland name uncapped Ben Doak and Ross McCrorie in Euro 2024 provisional squad

Celtic’s James Forrest returns after nearly three years after fine run of form with Scottish champions

Scotland manager Steve Clarke named a 28-man provisional squad for the 2024 European Championship on Wednesday, calling up two uncapped players in Ben Doak and Ross McCrorie while James Forrest returns after nearly three years.

Doak, who impressed with the Under-21 side, made a handful of appearances for Liverpool this season but has not played since December due to a knee injury which required surgery.

McCrorie has made 19 appearances for Championship side Bristol City this season while winger Forrest, who has 38 caps for Scotland, scored six times for Celtic en route to the Premiership title – including five in his last eight.

Wing backs Aaron Hickey and Nathan Patterson did not recover in time, with Clarke set to cut the squad down to 26 before the June 7th deadline.


Scotland are set to play two friendly matches against Gibraltar on June 3rd and Finland on June 7th.

They are in Group A at the Euros where they will play hosts Germany (June 14th) in the tournament opener followed by Switzerland (June 19th) and Hungary (June 23rd).

Scotland will be looking to reach the knock-out stages for the first time.

Scotland Euro 2024 provisional squad

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

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

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

Forwards: Che Adams (Southampton), Ben Doak (Liverpool), Lyndon Dykes (Queens Park Rangers), James Forrest (Celtic), Lawrence Shankland (Hearts). (Reporting by Rohith Nair in Bengaluru; Editing by Christian Radnedge)