Scotland Euro 2020 squad: 10 players sweating over inclusion ahead of Steve Clarke's announcement

Steve Clarke is set to name his 26-man squad for Scotland’s Euro 2020 campaign on Wednesday. We look at 10 players that will be on tenterhooks as they wait for the announcement.

BELGRADE, SERBIA - NOVEMBER 12: Scotland's players celebrate after David Marshall saves Aleksandar Mitrović's penalty during the UEFA Euro 2020 Qualifier between Serbia and Scotland at the Stadion Rajko Mitic on November 12, 2020, in Belgrade, Serbia. (Photo by Nikola Krstic / SNS Group)

However, there will be a cadre of players still sweating over their inclusion in the 26-man squad squad will happen, with Steve Clarke set to announce which players he will be turning to for the Euro 2020 campaign on Wednesday afternoon.

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Scotland enter Group D of the European Championship and will face Czech Republic, England and Croatia at the tournament, with both their first and third game respectively held at Hampden Park.

Andy Considine was the unexpected star of Scotland's qualification campaign. However, with competition heating up at centre back, the Aberdeen defender will be hoping Steve Clarke allows him in his Euro 2020 squad.

For the first time in the history of the tournament, nations will be allowed 26 players within their squad, as opposed to the usual 23, while unfortunate injuries to Oli McBurnie, Kenny McClean and Ryan Jack have opened up another three spots in the squad.

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Jon McLaughlin may have just won the title with Rangers, but playing back-up to Allan McGregor has meant he has dropped to third choice at international level. He'll be competing with team mate Robby McCrorie for the jersey.
Lawrence Shankland has been in and around the Scotland squad for over a year now. He's had a good season and scored plenty for Dundee United but lost his place to Kevin Nisbet in the most recent squad. Can he force himself back into the squad for the tournament?
Another player yet to earn a full Scotland cap, David Turnbull has been a stand out player in this season's Scottish Premiership. Hotly tipped to be included in the squad for months now, his inclusion is still 50/50.
Ryan Fraser is one of the first names on Steve Clarke's team sheet, but his inclusion in the squad has been thrown into doubt by Newcastle boss Steve Bruce, who said it would "be a risk" to tak him to the tournament after a six week injury layoff.
Yet to earn a full cap, Chelsea wonderkid Billy Gilmour is heralded as the future of Scottish football, however, will Steve Clarke take him to the Euros?
Young Gers right back Nathan Patterson has enjoyed a meteoric rise, starring in a UEFA Europa League match between Rangers and Royal Antwerp earlier in the year. Liam Palmer and Stephen O'Donnell are ahead of him in the pecking order, but there are calls for Patterson's inclusion.
It would be harsh to omit Aberdeen bound Declan Gallagher after his performances in the qualifiers, but injury issues have seen him lose his place to Grant Hanley and Scott McKenna so he will likely be anxiously awaiting tomorrow's squad announcement.
If Celtic's Leigh Griffiths is included in tomorrow's squad, it will be based on past glories after a disappointing season at club level. Out of contract in the summer, it would be a calculated gamble to include him, however, he is a match winner on his day.
Kevin Nisbet made his debut during a World Cup qualifier against Faroe Islands in March and will be hoping an excellent first season at Easter Road will be enough to see him included, but he will have both Lawrence Shankland and Leigh Griffiths breathing down his neck.

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