Sun. Jun 4th, 2023

A brand new goalkeeper will make his Scotland debut within the Euro 2024 qualifiers at Hampden Park and Motherwell’s Liam Kelly hopes he’s the one given an opportunity.

With No 1 goalkeeper Craig Gordon out as a consequence of a double leg break, head coach Steve Clarke has additionally named uncapped duo Angus Gunn of Norwich and Hearts’ Zander Clark within the squad.

Whereas Kelly and Clark have been referred to as up beforehand, it’s Gunn’s first inclusion after switching allegiance from England.

Gordon, who has 74 Scotland caps, is concentrating on a return to motion subsequent season and Kelly admits whoever is given their probability might want to impress to maintain the jersey.

“It is undoubtedly a giant alternative for somebody as for the final 20 years it is all the time been the identical three who’ve been at this unbelievable, outrageous stage,” he informed Sky Sports activities Information of the Hearts stopper, David Marshall and Allan McGregor.

Liam Kelly was capped twice at Scotland Underneath-21 stage

“Now it is a chance for another person to indicate that they are succesful and we do not know if anyone is able to taking part in on the stage but.

“Once you go away it is all the time the identical, try to practice at your very best and the supervisor will decide the goalkeeper he needs for the sport.”

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Scotland supervisor Steve Clarke says it was straightforward to persuade Norwich goalkeeper Angus Gunn to change allegiance from England, however says he’s but to determine who will begin of their Euro 2024 qualifiers later this month

Kelly, who has made 35 appearances for Motherwell this season, insists there will probably be no dangerous feeling if he’s ignored for the video games in opposition to Cyprus and Spain.

“I am positive all three of us which might be within the squad will really feel able to go however, if not, you help the goalie that is taking part in as a result of finally Scotland profitable is a very powerful factor,” mentioned the 27-year-old.

“Angus is taking part in each week for Norwich within the Championship so he is clearly a very good goalkeeper. I am trying ahead to working with him.

Zander Clark has been a part of two Scotland squads however has but to be capped

“He’ll clearly assume he’ll be adequate to be taking part in, Zander will assume the identical and I believe the identical.

“The supervisor’s all the time been fairly truthful by way of the gamers who’ve been coaching properly, he is all the time performed them.

“It will be fascinating as a result of it is going to be somebody new, it is going to be somebody contemporary and somebody that not one of the followers have seen earlier than.

“Finally a very powerful factor is Scotland doing rather well and, no matter goalie it’s, hopefully they will play properly and get the best outcome for Scotland.”

Scotland squad in full:

Goalkeepers: Zander Clark (Hearts), Angus Gunn (Norwich Metropolis), Liam Kelly (Motherwell).

Defenders: Liam Cooper (Leeds United), Grant Hanley (Norwich Metropolis), Aaron Hickey (Brentford), Nathan Patterson (Everton), Ryan Porteous (Watford), Andy Robertson (Liverpool), Kieran Tierney (Arsenal), Dominic Hyam (Blackburn Rovers)*, Anthony Ralston (Celtic)*.

Midfielders: Stuart Armstrong (Southampton), Lewis Ferguson (Bologna), Billy Gilmour (Brighton), Ryan Jack (Rangers), John McGinn (Aston Villa), Callum McGregor (Celtic), Kenny McLean (Norwich Metropolis), Scott McTominay (Manchester United).

Forwards: Che Adams (Southampton), Jacob Brown (Stoke Metropolis), Ryan Christie (Bournemouth), Lyndon Dykes (Queens Park Rangers).

*Added to preliminary squad

Scotland’s Euro 2024 qualifiers:

March 25: Scotland vs Cyprus, kick-off 2pm

March 28: Scotland vs Spain, kick-off 7.45pm

June 17: Norway vs Scotland, kick-off 5pm

June 20: Scotland vs Georgia, kick-off 7.45pm

September 8: Cyprus vs Scotland, kick-off 7.45pm

October 12: Spain vs Scotland, kick-off 7.45pm

November 16: Georgia vs Scotland, kick-off 5pm

November 19: Scotland vs Norway, kick-off 7.45pm

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