National youth teams coach Scot Gemmill has named a 22-player Scotland Under-17 squad for two friendly fixtures against Japan in Spain later this month.

Scotland will take on their Japanese counterparts on Friday, 24 February before the sides meet again two days later.

The matches will offer Scotland the chance to finalise preparations ahead of hosting next month’s UEFA European Under-17 Championship Elite Round group.

Cappielow Park, St Mirren Park and the Dumbarton Football Stadium will host their Elite Round fixtures between 17-22 March as Scotland bid to qualify for their fourth successive finals with FREE entry for all.

The group is one of eight mini-tournaments 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 Croatia in May.

Full Elite Round fixture details can be found here...

Scotland Under-17 squad:

Goalkeepers

Ryan Mullen (Celtic)
Josh Donaldson (Dundee United)

Defenders

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

Midfielders


Elliot Watt (Wolverhampton Wanderers)
Kerr McInroy (Celtic)
Seb Ross (Aberdeen)
Stephen Kelly (Rangers)
Andrew Irving (Hearts)
Lewis Smith (Hamilton Academical)
Jack Thomson (Rangers)

Forwards

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