The venue for Scotland Under-21s’ upcoming fixture against San Marino has been confirmed, with St Mirren Park set to stage the first match of the European Championship qualifying campaign.
Scot Gemmill’s youngsters will play in Paisley on 5 September, before the side then travel to Croatia for their second qualification match on 10 September, the venue for which is yet to be confirmed by the Croatian FF.
With no fixtures for the side during the summer months, Gemmill is looking forward to returning to a familiar ground for the team’s first match since their last outing against Sweden in March.
“I am really pleased that our first fixture of this campaign will see us return to St Mirren Park, which has been such an excellent host venue for the side in recent years,” he said.
“It’s vital that we get the campaign off to a positive start and playing at a familiar ground in front of a home crowd should help to settle any nerves the players might have.
“It will have been nearly six months since the side last played by the time we take to the field so there will be opportunity for some new players to press for a place in the squad.
“It is important not to underestimate San Marino. Of course we are looking to win the game and to play attacking football, but they will be well-drilled opponents and the onus is on us to find angles to break them down and give the crowd something to cheer.”
The kick-off time will be confirmed in due course.