Scotland Under-21s will take on Estonia at the Paisley 2021 Stadium in their first match of 2017 tonight ahead of a busy year for Scot Gemmill’s team and the game will be broadcast live on YouTube and Facebook.

The friendly will kick-off at 7.30pm and serve as preparation for the UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying round which begins in September with a home tie against Netherlands.

Before that an under-20 team will travel to France in May to compete at the Toulon Tournament in May.

Follow the match live

After the success of the Under-17 Elite Round being broadcast live last week, the match will be able to watch live on the Scotland National Team Facebook page and YouTube channel.

Gordon Duncan and Grant Russell will provide live commentary.

Updates from the game will also be available on Twitter @ScottishFA.

Ticket information

Entry: £5 adults, £2 concessions (via cash gate)

FREE entry for Scotland Supporters Club members (with valid membership card)

Members are advised to access the stadium via the West Stand.

Coach Scot Gemmill’s thoughts

“We wanted to play a home game to use the game as an opportunity for players to force their way into the squad ahead of the Toulon tournament.

“We have a number of talented players involved in the squad for this game such as Oliver McBurnie who was recently named as Player of the Month for Premier League 2 and has been involved with the first team down at Swansea.

“Jack Harper is also back involved with Scotland following his move to Malaga. I’ve seen him play since his move, spoken to him and he seems really focused on doing well.

“He’s come through a difficult few months of injury at Brighton and we’re looking forward to seeing him play.”

Team news

Motherwell defender Zak Jules is out of the squad with defender Cammy Ballantyne from Dundee United, on loan at Montrose, taking his place and aiming to make his international debut.

Scot Gemmill has named 11 uncapped players in his squad.

Greg Taylor has been included after impressing at Kilmarnock this season and Málaga CF forward Jack Harper has also earned his first under-21 call up.

St Mirren will be represented by Stephen Mallan and Lewis Morgan whilst Motherwell have three players included in the 22-player squad in Chris Cadden, Dominic Thomas, currently on loan at Queen of the South, and Zak Jules, who joined the Well on loan from Reading in January.

There are also places for four Celtic players in the shape of Liam Henderson, Jamie McCart (on loan to Inverness Caledonian Thistle), Joe Thomson (on loan to Queen of the South) and Paul McMullan (on loan to Dunfermline Athletic).

Scotland Under-21 squad


Ryan Fulton (Liverpool, loan to Chesterfield)

Devlin Mackay (Kilmarnock, loan to Berwick Rangers)

Jack Ruddy (Wolverhampton Wanderers)


Alex Iacovitti (Nottingham Forest)

Cammy Ballantyne (Dundee United)

Jamie McCart (Celtic, loan to Inverness CT)

Jordan McGhee (Hearts, loan to Middlesbrough)

Liam Smith (Heart of Midlothian)

Greg Taylor (Kilmarnock)


Chris Cadden (Motherwell)

Liam Henderson (Celtic)   

Stephen Mallan (St Mirren)

James Jones (Crewe Alexandra)

Dominic Thomas (Motherwell, loan Queen of the South)

Ruben Sammut (Chelsea)

Joe Thomson (Celtic, loan to Queen of the South)


Ryan Hardie (Rangers, loan to Raith Rovers)

Jack Harper (Málaga CF)   

Oliver McBurnie (Swansea City)

Paul McMullan (Celtic, loan to Dunfermline Athletic)

Lewis Morgan (St Mirren)

Craig Wighton (Dundee)