Under-21 International Challenge Match
Slovakia v Scotland
Wednesday, 9 November 2016, kick-off 4.30pm (local)
Stadium Myjava, Myjava

Scot Gemmill has named his Scotland Under-21 squad for the forthcoming friendly match against Slovakia next month.

John Souttar has been recalled after serving a suspension earlier this month and there is also a place for fellow Heart of Midlothian defender Liam Smith.

Jai Quitongo has been included for the first time, alongside his team mate Aidan Nesbitt, who is on loan to Greenock Morton from Celtic.

There is also a first call up for Hamilton Academical striker Eamonn Brophy and Celtic goalkeeper Ross Doohan.

Gemmill will take a young squad to Slovakia where the sides will meet at Stadium Myjava on Wednesday, 9 November.

His squad consists of players born in 1996 and later but they will take on a Slovakia destined for next summer’s European Championship in Poland which features players born in 1994 and later.

He said: “This match will offer the players another tough test as Slovakia have qualified for next summer’s finals.

“I think it’s important we continue to face strong opposition and challenge the players every time they come away with us.

“I’ve included a couple of new faces and hopefully they will see this as their opportunity to impress.

“I said last month that I will leave no stone unturned in finding the best young players for the under-21 squad and this is a good chance for some new ones to come in and make their mark.”

Scotland Under-21 squad:


Ross Doohan (Celtic)
Ryan Fulton (Liverpool, loan to Chesterfield)
Robbie Mutch (Aberdeen, loan to Arbroath)


Kyle Cameron (Newcastle United, loan to Newport Couty)
Alex Iacovitti (Nottingham Forest, loan to Mansfield Town)
Zak Jules (Reading)
Calum MacDonald (Derby County)
Jake Sheppard (Reading)
Liam Smith (Heart of Midlothian)
John Souttar (Heart of Midlothian)


Chris Cadden (Motherwell)
Greg Docherty (Hamilton Academical)
Liam Henderson (Celtic)
James Jones (Crewe Alexandra)
Aidan Nesbitt (Celtic, loan to Greenock Morton)
Ruben Sammut (Chelsea)


Eamonn Brophy (Hamilton Academical)
Ryan Hardie (Rangers, loan to St Mirren)
Jai Quitongo (Greenock Morton)