UEFA European Under-21 Championship Qualifier

Scotland v The Netherlands

Tuesday, 5 September 2017, kick-off 7.30pm

Paisley 2021 Stadium, Paisley

Streamed live on Scottish FA YouTube and Facebook

Scotland kick-off their European Qualifying campaign in Paisley with the visit of the Netherlands who kicked off the group with a 1-1 draw against England on Friday.

The Scots have beaten the Netherlands before, overcoming them 2-1 away from home in 2011 with a side including Leigh Griffiths and James Forrest. On the night Jordan Rhodes and David Wotherspoon were the scorers.

For the upcoming qualification campaign, Scotland have been drawn with Netherlands, England, Ukraine, Latvia and Andorra in Group 4, with the winners automatically qualifying for the 2019 finals in Italy.

There are also play-off places for the four best runners-up from each of the nine qualification groups.

Team news

Liam Smith and Adam Frizzell are both ruled out through injury with Celtic’s Mark Hill a late call up.

Three players to watch

Oliver Burke has received his first under-21 call-up after impressing for the under-20s at the Toulon Tournament where he captained the side and scored twice as Scotland finished in third place. He has five caps for Scotland already and signed for West Bromwich Albion during the January transfer window.

Anthony Ralston featured for Celtic in their UEFA Champions League play-off match against Astana recently after making his first appearance for the first team in May last year. 

He scored his first goal for Celtic in a 5-0 Betfred Cup win over Kilmarnock on 8, August earlier this year.

Oliver McBurnie started his Football League career with Bradford City and made his debut for the first team at the age of 17. 

His impressive start and subsequent displays led to Premier League interest from Swansea and they moved to sign him in 2015. 

Being given the opportunity to make his debut for the Swans in August 2016 he scored twice in an EFL Cup second round tie against Peterborough United.

Having been involved at the beginning of Swansea’s Premier League campaign this season, he has gone in search of more game time with Barnsley, joining under-21s teammate Stevie Mallan.

Ticket information

Tickets are priced at just £5 for adults and £2 for concessions with pay on the gate available.

Supporters can also take advantage of our Youth Group Offer, with five adults and 20 kids' tickets costing just £30. Click here to download the application form (PDF).

You can secure your tickets now by calling the St Mirren Ticket Office on 0141 840 6130.

You can also buy tickets by visiting the ticket office in person: Paisley 2021 Stadium, 75 Greenhill Road, Paisley, PA3 1RU

Scotland Supporters Club members can take in the match FREE of charge on production of their membership card.

Where to watch

The match will be streamed live by the Scottish FA on YouTube and Facebook. Commentary will come from Sky Sports’ Luke Shanley and The Scottish Sun’s Kenny Millar.

Scotland Under-21 squad


Ryan Fulton (Hamilton Academical)

Jack Ruddy (Wolverhampton Wanderers)


Jason Kerr (St Johnstone) *

Ross McCrorie (Rangers)

Scott McKenna (Aberdeen)

Calvin Miller (Celtic)

Anthony Ralston (Celtic)

John Souttar (Heart of Midlothian)

Greg Taylor (Kilmarnock)


Theo Archibald (Brentford)

Chris Cadden (Motherwell)

Mark Hill (Celtic)

Michael Johnston (Celtic)

Stephen Mallan (Barnsley)

Lewis Morgan (St Mirren)

Dominic Thomas (Kilmarnock)

Iain Wilson (Kilmarnock)


Oliver Burke (West Bromwich Albion)

Ryan Hardie (Rangers)

Oliver McBurnie (Swansea City) ***

Scott Wright (Aberdeen)

* on loan to Queen of the South

** on loan to St Mirren

*** on loan to Barnsley