Scotland manager Craig Levein has announced a relatively inexperienced 24-man squad for a friendly against Denmark on August 10.Just four members of Levein’s squad for the match at Hampden Park in Glasgow have won more than 20 caps for their country.
Captain Darren Fletcher and fellow regulars Craig Gordon and James McFadden will miss through injury, giving the likes of Barry Bannan, Robert Snodgrass and David Goodwillie a chance to be involved.
“The most important thing just now is to win matches but at the same time trying to build up this bank of players who can help us in the future,” Levein said after unveiling the squad.
“It is a young squad but if you have a look at the recent friendly matches, we’ve tried in all of those to add a group of maybe a handful of players who I believe will be future, regular Scotland internationals.”
Scotland squad: Charlie Adam (Liverpool), Barry Bannan (Aston Villa), Phil Bardsley (Sunderland), Christophe Berra (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Scott Brown (Celtic), Gary Caldwell (Wigan Athletic)
Kris Commons (Celtic), Stephen Crainey (Blackpool), Graham Dorrans (West Bromwich Albion), James Forrest (Celtic), Matt Gilks (Blackpool), David Goodwillie (Dundee United), Grant Hanley (Blackburn Rovers), Alan Hutton (Tottenham Hotspur), Craig Mackail-Smith (Brighton & Hove Albion)
Allan McGregor (Rangers), Kenny Miller (Cardiff City), James Morrison (West Bromwich Albion)
Steven Naismith (Rangers), Barry Robson (Middlesbrough), Robert Snodgrass (Leeds United), Iain Turner (Preston North End), Steven Whittaker (Rangers), Danny Wilson (Liverpool).