Che Adams: Scotland call up Southampton striker for World Cup qualifiers

Che Adams has been called up by Scotland for their upcoming World Cup qualifiers.

The in-form Southampton striker, who has scored three goals in his last three games, pledged his international allegiance to Scotland following talks with manager Steve Clarke.

Adams played for England at U20 level and had previously turned down an approach by former Scotland boss Alex McLeish. The 24-year-old was born in Leicester but qualifies for Scotland through one of his grandparents.

Hibernian striker Kevin Nisbet has also been called up for the first time, having scored 14 goals in 36 appearances this season including the winner in last weekend’s victory over Ross County.

Jack Hendry could make his first Scotland appearance in over two years after he was also named in Clarke’s 26-man squad.


The defender, who won the last of his three caps against Portugal in October 2018, has impressed while at on loan at Belgium club KV Oostende from Celtic.

There are also recalls for Norwich City defender Grant Hanley and Sheffield United midfielder John Fleck.

Scotland begin their Group F campaign at home to Austria on March 25 and three days face Israel in Tel Aviv.

They conclude a hectic week against the Faroe Islands at Hampden Park on March 31, with all three games live on Sky Sports.


Scotland squad

Goalkeepers: Craig Gordon, Jon McLaughlin, David Marshall

Defenders: Andrew Considine, Declan Gallagher, Grant Hanley, Jack Hendry, Scott McKenna, Stephen O’Donnell, Liam Palmer, Andy Robertson, Kieran Tierney, Greg Taylor

Midfielders: Stuart Armstrong, Ryan Christie, John Fleck, Ryan Jack, John McGinn, Callum McGregor, Kenny McLean, Scott McTominay

Forwards: Che Adams, Lyndon Dykes, Ryan Fraser, Oliver McBurnie, Kevin Nisbet

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