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Park’s Under-19s ready for European qualifiers

Tuesday, 07 November 2017


Over the next seven days, Scotland Under-19s will aim to negotiate the Under 19 UEFA Qualifying Round in Luxembourg and reach the Elite Round stage.

 

Scotland go into the matches off the back of a warm-up double header against France and will play the hosts, Armenia and Czech Republic.

 

Included in the squad is Arsenal midfielder Charlie Gilmour as well as Hearts’ Daniel Baur and Hibernian’s Ryan Porteous who both received game time at the weekend for their respective clubs.

 

Ahead of the matches Park said: “The guys have been great and played some challenging games in the lead up to this qualifying round which is all part of the learning process.

 

“We’ll find out over the course of the next week or so whether it has been worthwhile though as we’re into the nitty gritty now where they need to win games.

 

“We took a lot of positives in the games against France as we created a lot of chances.”

 

Park is blessed with a talented squad and with players such as Charlie Gilmour training with Arsenal’s first team and named in matchday squads, he has high hopes for the group.

 

“Charlie has done well at Arsenal and been in and around the first team.  He’s a real talent and training with players of that calibre day in day out will only develop him.

 

“Ryan Porteous was involved for Hibernian at the weekend and that’ll stand him in great stead. The more they are challenged early on their career, the better they’ll become.

 

Playing regularly at a first team level is the best part of anyone’s education. They improve immensely when they get the chance and you can see they are developing because of that.”

 

Fixtures

 

8 November:  Luxembourg v Scotland, Alphonse Theis (Hesperange), kick-off 6pm (UK time)

11 November: Scotland v Armenia, Alphonse Theis (Hesperange), kick-off 4pm (UK time)

14 November: Scotland v Czech Republic, Emile Mayrisch (Esch-sur-alzette), kick-off 6pm (UK time)

 

Scotland Under-19s squad

 

Goalkeepers 

 

Aidan McAdams (Rangers)

Kieran Wright (Rangers)

 

Defenders

 

Daniel Baur (Heart of Midlothian)

Robbie Deas (Celtic)

Wallace Duffy (Celtic)

Ryan Porteous* (Hibernian)

Stephen Welsh (Celtic)

Aidan Wilson (Rangers

Stuart Morrison (Dunfermline Athletic)

 

Midfielders 

 

Charlie Gilmour (Arsenal)

Lewis Ferguson (Hamilton Accies)

Jordan Holsgrove (Reading)

Fraser Hornby (Everton)

Jamie Barjonas (Rangers)

 

Forwards 

 

Jack Aitchison (Celtic)

Michael Johnston** (Celtic)

Glenn Middleton (Norwich City)

Callum Smith (Dunfermline Athletic)

Zak Rudden (Rangers)

Fraser Murray (Hibernian)

 

*Player suspended for match on 8 November and 11 November 

 

**Player suspended for match on 8 November

 


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