The squad aiming to help Scotland to qualify for a fourth successive UEFA European Under-17 Championship Finals has been announced.

Scot Gemmill has named the 18 players he hopes will seal at place at this year’s finals in Croatia.

Scotland will play Serbia, Montenegro and Switzerland in the elite round mini-tournament with Cappielow Park and the Paisley 2021 Stadium hosting the fixtures.

The group is one of eight being played around Europe with the winners qualifying for this year’s finals in Croatia.

The seven best runners-up will also progress to the final tournament which takes place in May.

This season’s finals take on added significance as they act as a qualifying round for the 2017 FIFA Under-17 World Cup to be held in India in October.

Scotland will take on Montenegro at the Paisley 2021 Stadium in their opening elite round match on Friday, 17 March, before facing Serbia at the same venue two days later.

They return to Paisley on Wednesday, 22 March where they will finish off their finals bid with a match against Switzerland.

Scotland defeated Malta, Wales and reigning under-17 champions Portugal to qualify for the elite round back in September, earning a place as one of the top seeds and ranked sixth best in Europe based performances over the last three seasons.

They recently drew 0-0 in two friendlies against Japan.

Entry to all matches is FREE* (gates open one hour prior to kick-off).

Scotland Under-17 squad


Josh Donaldson (Dundee United)
Jon McCracken (Norwich City) PS


Stephen Welsh (Celtic)
Daniel Church (Celtic)
Robbie Deas (Celtic)
Jordan Houston (Rangers)
Lewis Mayo (Rangers) PS
Jonny Mitchell (Forth Valley) PS


Elliot Watt (Wolverhampton Wanderers)
Kerr McInroy (Celtic)
Seb Ross (Aberdeen) PS
Lewis Smith (Hamilton Academical)
Jack Thomson (Rangers)


Jack Aitchison (Celtic)
Zak Rudden (Rangers) PS
Glenn Middleton (Norwich City)
Lewis Hutchison (Aberdeen)
Innes Cameron (Kilmarnock)

Fixture schedule

Friday, 17 March 2017

Scotland v Montenegro – kick-off 7.30pm
Paisley 2021 Stadium, Paisley

Serbia v Switzerland – kick-off 1pm
Cappielow Park, Greenock

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Switzerland v Montenegro – kick-off 1pm
Cappielow Park, Greenock

Scotland v Serbia – kick-off 3pm
Paisley 2021 Stadium, Paisley

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Switzerland v Scotland – kick-off 5pm
Paisley 2021 Stadium, Paisley

Montenegro v Serbia – kick-off 5pm
Cappielow Park, Greenock

* One adult per four under-16s

PS - player has participated in the Scottish FA Performance School programme