Six fresh faces for Costa Rica and Hungary matches

Vauxhall International Challenge Match
Scotland v Costa Rica
Friday, 23 March, kick-off 7.45pm
Hampden Park

International Challenge Match
Hungary v Scotland
Tuesday, 27 March, kick-off 7pm (UK time)
Groupama Arena

New Scotland Manager Alex McLeish has named six new faces in his Scotland squad to face Costa Rica and Hungary later this month.

Jon McLaughlin, Barry Douglas, Dylan McGeouch and Scott McTominay are all included for the first time with Scotland Under-21s players Scott McKenna and Oliver McBurnie rewarded for recent impressive performances for their respective clubs.

Russell Martin returns to the squad after joining Rangers earlier this year and Fulham’s captain Tom Cairney is also recalled alongside Matt Richie who scored for Newcastle United at the weekend.

Manchester United midfielder McTominay is included after a number of impressive performances for Manchester United. The 21-year-old midfielder qualifies for Scotland through his father.

Ryan Christie, Jason Cummings and Matt Phillips all keep their places in the squad off the back of starring against The Netherlands at Pittodrie in November.

The match against Costa Rica will be the first time the two sides have met since Costa Rica recorded a shock 1-0 victory in the 1990 FIFA World Cup in their sole meeting thus far.

Scotland will then travel to Budapest, where they will face a Hungary side currently ranked 54th in the world.

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Scotland squad


Jordan Archer (Millwall)
Alan McGregor (Hull City)
Jon McLaughlin (Heart of Midlothian)


Barry Douglas (Wolverhampton Wanderers)
Grant Hanley (Norwich City)
Russell Martin (Rangers) *
Scott McKenna (Aberdeen)
Charlie Mulgrew (Blackburn Rovers)
Callum Paterson (Cardiff City)
Andy Robertson (Liverpool)
Kieran Tierney (Celtic)


Stuart Armstrong (Celtic)
Tom Cairney (Fulham)
James Forrest (Celtic)
Ryan Fraser (Bournemouth)
Kevin McDonald (Fulham)
Dylan McGeouch (Hibernian)
John McGinn (Hibernian)
Calum McGregor (Celtic)
Kenny McLean (Aberdeen) *
Scott McTominay (Manchester United)
Jamie Murphy (Rangers) **
Matt Ritchie (Newcastle United)


Ryan Christie (Aberdeen) ***
Jason Cummings (Rangers) ****
Oliver McBurnie (Barnsley) *****
Matt Phillips (West Bromwich Albion)

* On loan from Norwich City
** On loan from Brighton & Hove Albion
*** On loan from Celtic
**** On loan from Nottingham Forrest
***** On loan from Swansea City