Armstrong named in Clarke’s first Scotland squad

By SFC Media Tue 28 May International
Photo by Getty Images | Stuart Armstrong

Southampton midfielder Stuart Armstrong has been included in a Scotland squad with a fresh look as the Tartan Army enter a new era under former Kilmarnock boss Steve Clarke.

Clarke, appointed head coach last week after leading Killie into Europe, was not shy in shaking things up with his 27-man selection for the upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers against Cyprus and Belgium.

The squad includes five uncapped players but Armstrong remains a fixture, and will hope to make a positive first impression when Clarke takes charge of his first match against Cyprus at Hampden Park on Saturday 8th June.

Three days later, Scotland make the daunting trip to Brussels to face the Belgians – the number one team in the world, according to the FIFA rankings.

Clarke inherits a side with three points from their first two matches in Group I, with the top two nations after ten games sealing automatic qualification for the final tournament, which will be hosted in 12 host countries next summer.

Armstrong and co will have another opportunity to qualify through the Nations League should Scotland finish outside the top two spots.

Related

Gunn named in Young Lions squad
International action concludes
International

International action concludes

Poland and Scotland register Euro qualification wins.

Tue 19 Nov
Højbjerg secures Euro 2020 qualification Djenepo stars in Mali win
Tickets for West Ham available
Tickets

Tickets for West Ham available

Fans can still secure their seats for tomorrow's crucial Premier League clash.

Just now
Matchday Information: Saints vs West Ham Video: Hasenhüttl targeting third straight home win