Scotland call up for Shankland as Adams drops out


Lawrence Shankland during a Heart of Midlothian training session at the Oriam, on March 10, 2023, in Edinburgh, Scotland. 

Scotland call up Lawrence Shankland for Tuesday’s Euro 2024 qualifier with Spain after fellow striker Che Adams and right-back Anthony Ralston pulled out of the squad.

Shankland, 27, has scored 21 times for Hearts this term and has one international goal from four caps.

Southampton’s Adams, 26, started Saturday’s 3-0 win over Cyprus but came off injured in the second period.

Celtic’s Ralston, 24, was not in Saturday’s squad.

Spain also opened Group A with a 3-0 home win, against Norway, on Saturday evening.

Scotland squad

Goalkeepers: Zander Clark, Angus Gunn, Liam Kelly

Defenders: Liam Cooper, Grant Hanley, Jack Hendry, Aaron Hickey, Nathan Patterson, Ryan Porteous, Andy Robertson, Kieran Tierney

Midfielders: Stuart Armstrong, Lewis Ferguson, Billy Gilmour, Ryan Jack, John McGinn, Callum McGregor, Kenny McLean, Scott McTominay

Forwards: Jacob Brown, Ryan Christie, Lyndon Dykes, Lawrence Shankland.

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