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Late Euros call ‘huge carrot’ for Scotland Under-21 players

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Scotland Under-21s head coach Scot Gemmill says his players “all know how close they are” to potentially forcing their way into Steve Clarke’s senior squad.

With this summer’s Euro 2024 finals on the horizon, Gemmill does not “feel the need to push it” to his players but says it is “a huge carrot” for them.

Gemmill’s side, which includes previous senior squad picks Josh Doig and Max Johnston, face Kazakhstan in an Under-21 Euro 2025 qualifier on Thursday.

“They know how closely Steve [Clarke] watches our games,” Gemmill adds.

“They have to use these games, and all the games, in that regard. It’s for them to show on a consistent basis. That applies at every level.

“You don’t get to play for Scotland any level if you don’t have the technical level, the real difference is attitude and mentality, being able to influence games.”

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