Three Motherwell Players Named in Young Scots Squads

Maurice Malpas has named a young squad for next month's Under 21 international friendly between Scotland and Germany, to give experience to players heading for the summer's FIFA Under 20 World Cup.

Scotland play Germany at Broadwood Stadium, Cumbernauld, on Tuesday 6 February with a 6.00 pm kick-off. Admission is £5 for adults, £2 concessions, and the game will also be shown live on Sky Sports.


The match will also be useful preparation for the next UEFA Under 21 Championship, the draw for which will be made in mid February. This tournament is now run independently of the A international calendar, giving a different set of opponents for the Under 21s.

Scotland Under 21 squad

Goalkeepers

Jamie MacDonald (Heart of Midlothian)

Andrew McNeil (Hibernian)

Defenders

Andrew Considine (Aberdeen)

Scott Cuthbert (Celtic)

Garry Kenneth (Dundee United)

Alan Lowing (Rangers)

Mark Reynolds (Motherwell)

Greg Ross (Dunfermline Athletic)

Lee Wallace (Heart of Midlothian)

Midfield

Jamie Adams (Kilmarnock)

Greg Cameron (Dundee United)

Ryan Conroy (Celtic)

Marc Fitzpatrick (Motherwell)

Michael McGlinchey (Celtic)

Charles Mulgrew (Wolverhampton W)

Rocco Quinn (Celtic)

Forwards

Calum Elliot (Heart of Midlothian)

Steven Fletcher (Hibernian)

Steven Naismith (Kilmarnock)

David Robertson (Dundee United)


UNDER 19s

Scotland Under 19s will be taking part in the La Manga Tournament in Spain at the beginning of February, and team coach Archie Knox today named a 22 man squad.

Scotland will face Austria on Sunday 4 February, followed by Slovakia and Norway later in the week. The tournament is a key part of the Under 19s preparation for their UEFA qualifiers in May, a group which Scotland will host to give them every opportunity of reaching the Finals for the second successive season.

Scotland Under 19 squad (players born in 1988 or after)

Goalkeepers

Alan Martin (Motherwell)

Scott Murray (Dundee)

Defenders

Andrew Cave-Brown (Norwich City)

Darren McCormack (Hibernian)

Alex Pearce (Reading)

Thomas Scobbie (Falkirk)

Andrew Shinnie (Rangers)

Blair Tolmie (Hibernian)

Midfield

Scott Arfield (Falkirk)

Simon Ferry (Celtic)

Ryan Flynn (Liverpool)

Steven Lennon (Rangers)

Stephen McGinn (St Mirren)

Sean Mackle (Heart of Midlothian)

Mark Millar (Celtic)

Forwards

Andrew Bagshaw (Aberdeen)

David Goodwillie (Dundee United)

David Gray (Manchester United)

Rory Loy (Rangers)

Chris Maguire (Aberdeen)

Fraser McLaren (Gretna)

Steven Weir (Livingston)

Fixtures:

Sunday 4 February: Austria v Scotland, 6 pm

Tuesday 6 February: Slovakia v Scotland, 3 pm

Thursday 8 February: Norway v Scotland, 3.30 pm