Brian McLaughlin has named his Scotland Under-17 squad for the forthcoming UEFA European Under-17 Championship Elite Round.

Fresh from beating Poland and Spain in their recent International Challenge Matches, the Scots head for Greece – where they’ll go toe to toe with the hosts, Germany and Norway.

Brian McLaughlin

A place in this summer’s finals in England is up for grabs for those nations who finish top of their group, in addition to seven runners-up with the best records against the teams finishing first and their in their section.

There are 13 Scottish FA JD Performance School participants in the 20-strong group, which has been boosted by the return of Hearts duo Anthony McDonald and Harry Cochrane.

Harry Cochrane

The 16-year-old pair have been excused in recent times, having become top-team regulars at Tynecastle, while there’s a fresh face in West Ham right-back Harrison Ashby.

Aberdeen's Dean Campbell is a notable absentee through injury and everyone involved wishes him a speedy recovery.


Scotland v Greece, Wednesday 21 March, kick-off 4pm (local time), Pampeloponnisiako, Patras

Scotland v Norway, Saturday 24 March, kick-off 12pm (local time), Pampeloponnisiako, Patras

Scotland v Germany, Tuesday 27 March, kick-off 3pm (local time), Papacharalambeio Ethniko Stadio Nafpaktou, Nafpaktos

Scotland Squad


Ryan Mullen (Celtic)

Archie Mair (Aberdeen)


Taylor Wilson (Hamilton) PS

Nathan Patterson (Rangers) PS

Chris Hamilton (Heart of Midlothian) PS

Kane O’Connor (Hibernian)

Jack Armer (Preston North End)

Lewis Gordon (Watford)

Harrison Ashby (West Ham)


Ethan Erhahon (St Mirren) PS

Billy Gilmour (Chelsea) PS

Terry Taylor (Wolverhampton Wanderers) PS

Ethan Ross (Aberdeen) PS

Harry Cochrane (Heart of Midlothian) PS

Marc Leonard (Heart of Midlothian) PS


Jamie Semple (Motherwell) PS

Adedapo Mebude (Rangers) PS

Aaron Pressley (Aston Villa)

Aidan Fitzpatrick (Partick Thistle)

Anthony McDonald (Hearts) PS

PS - denotes Performance School player