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Steve Clarke considering sensational Euro 2024 call for uncapped star



LIVERPOOL kid Ben Doak could be set to gatecrash Scotland’s Euros squad.

SunSport understands Steve Clarke is considering taking the uncapped 18-year-old Anfield prodigy to Germany.


Ben Doak is on the fringes of the Liverpool first-team under Jurgen KloppCredit: Alamy
The Ayrshire kid has been a Scotland sensation with the under-21s


The Ayrshire kid has been a Scotland sensation with the under-21sCredit: Willie Vass
Steve Clarke is considering a major move for the youngster


Steve Clarke is considering a major move for the youngsterCredit: Kenny Ramsay

Clarke was originally tasked with naming 23 players for this summer’s finals before Uefa gave bosses another three additional picks — and it’s believed that has opened the door for Doak to be on the plane next month.

Clarke has yet to rubber-stamp who makes his final cut, but he took youngsters Billy Gilmour and Nathan Patterson to the last Euros when squad sizes were increased.

Jet-heeled striker Doak hasn’t played for Liverpool this year due to a knee injury, with his last first-team appearance coming in the Europa League against Union Saint- Gilloise in December.

But the youngster has returned to full training this week and is pushing for top-team action before the end of the season.

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Doak, signed from Celtic’s academy two years ago, is desperate to play for Jurgen Klopp again before he exits the club.

A comeback in either of their final two Premier League games against Aston Villa and Wolves could propel him into Clarke’s plans.

Doak has never been capped for Scotland’s top team but came close to a call-up for the crucial June qualifiers last year.

Clarke had then hoped to integrate him into his squad this season before he was struck by injury.

But he could now see him as as potential impact player off the bench in Germany this summer IF he can prove his fitness.

Bristol City’s Ross McCrorie is in the frame to replace Aaron Hickey.

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With Everton defender Patterson already ruled out and Hickey seen as a major doubt, Clarke has limited options for that vital slot in his team.

The Scotland boss names his squad later this month ahead of warm-ups against Gibraltar in Faro on June 3 and Finland at Hampden four days later.

Meanwhile a strict German noise law has been eased for the competition – allowing the Tartan Army to party as normal.

Rules are so strict that running the washing machine or vacuuming could lead to a hefty fine or court appearance. If left unpaid this can result in jail.

Ross McCrorie could be another surprise call-up


Ross McCrorie could be another surprise call-upCredit: Kenny Ramsay

Noise is also banned between 1pm and 3pm – meaning construction workers must down tools.

Environment minister Oliver Krischer said: “We want this great football festival to be able to take place in the stadiums and at major events with public viewing.

“But also in the small corner pub and in the beer garden, where football fans want to watch and celebrate.”

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