Lewis Macleod in Scotland Under-21s squad for double-header

Lewis Macleod
Lewis Macleod has eight Scotland Under-21 caps

Lewis Macleod has been recalled to Scotland's Under-21 squad for the European Championship qualifiers against Macedonia and Ukraine.

The Brentford midfielder has been a regular in the Championship so far this season after an injury-hit 18 months.

Both goalkeepers picked by coach Ricky Sbragia - Mark Hurst and Liam Kelly - and defender Liam Smith are previously uncapped at under-21 level.

The Scots host Macedonia on 2 September then play Ukraine away four days later.

Scotland currently sit fourth in their qualifying group on eight points - six behind leaders France, who have played a game more.

The nine group winners will automatically progress to join hosts Poland in next year's finals while the four best runners-up will compete in play-offs to decide the final two entrants.

Iceland, who like Scotland have a game in hand, are currently second on 12 points with Macedonia also four points ahead of the Scots.

Scotland Under-21 squad

Goalkeepers: Mark Hurst (St Johnstone), Liam Kelly (Livingston)

Defenders: Dominic Hyan (Reading), Stephen Kingsley (Swansea), Donald Love (Sunderland), Callum McFadzean (Kilmarnock), Jordan McGhee (Hearts), Mark O'Hara (Dundee), Liam Smith (Hearts), John Souttar (Hearts)

Midfielders: Ryan Gauld (Vitoria de Setubal), Liam Henderson (Celtic), Lewis Macleod (Brentford), Craig Slater (Colchester), Craig Storie (Aberdeen)

Forwards: Ryan Christie (Celtic), Jason Cummings, (Hibernian), Ryan Fraser (Bournemouth), Billy King (Inverness), Oliver McBurnie (Swansea), Sam Nicholson (Hearts)

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