Scotland v Sweden
Thursday, 23 March, 6pm kick off (UK time)
Pinatar Arena Football Centre, Spain

Wales v Scotland
Sunday, 26 March, 12pm kick off (UK time)
Pinatar Arena Football Centre, Spain

Scotland Under-21 Head Coach Scot Gemmill has named a 23-man squad for this month's friendlies against Sweden and Wales.

The Under-21s will face both sides at the Pinatar Arena in Spain. First up is Sweden on Thursday, March 23 before a match against Wales three days later. 

The matches will continue Scotland's preparation for the UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifiers which get underway in September. 

Scotland are boosted by the returns of Josh Doig, Leon King and Cieran Slicker who are all back in the squad after missing the November friendly against Iceland through injury. 

There are also eight first time call-ups as Gemmill continues to assess his options ahead of the start of the qualification campaign. 

Matthew Anderson, Ryan Duncan, Murray Johnson and Dire Mebude all make the step up from the Under-19s, having been a part of Billy Stark's squad who competing in the qualifiers in November. 

Azeem Abdulai, Jeremiah Mullen, Jack Newman and Ben Summers are also in the Under-21 squad for the first time. 

Lewis Fiorini, who was part of the last qualifying campaign, returns to the squad after a number of injury issues.  

Scotland Under-21 Squad

Azeem Abdulai Swansea City 
Matthew Anderson Celtic
Connor Barron* Aberdeen
Adam Devine Rangers
Thomas Dickson-Peters Grimsby Town (on loan from Norwich City)
Ben Doak Liverpool
Josh Doig Hellas Verona
Ryan Duncan Aberdeen
Lewis Fiorini Blackpool (on loan from Manchester City)
Hayden Hackney Middlesbrough
Murray Johnson Hibernian 
Max Johnston* Motherwell
Leon King Rangers 
Connor McAvoy Partick Thistle 
Cole McKinnon Partick Thistle (on loan from Rangers)
Dire Mebude Manchester City 
Liam Morrison* FC Bayern 
Jeremiah Mullen Leeds United
Josh Mulligan* Dundee 
Jack Newman Dundee United 
Cieran Slicker Manchester City 
Connor Smith* Hamilton Academical (on loan from Heart of Midlothian)
Ben Summers Celtic 

* Denotes Scottish FA JD Performance School graduate