Scotland Under-21s: John Souttar among five new faces

Dundee United defender John Souttar

Five players have been given their first call-ups to the Scotland Under-21 squad for their friendly against Hungary at Tannadice on 5 March.

Dundee United defender John Souttar, 17, could make his bow for Billy Stark's side on his home ground.

St Mirren duo Sean Kelly and John McGinn, plus Hibernian midfielder Sam Stanton and Kilmarnock playmaker Craig Slater, are also in the squad.

But Celtic striker Tony Watt has been left out for the third squad running.

That is despite the 20-year-old netting seven goals in his last six games while on loan to Belgian club Lierse.

Watt said on Twitter: "Thought it would be 3rd time lucky for Scotland squad #piedagain."

Souttar will be joined in the squad by United team-mates Ryan Gauld and Stuart Armstrong, who will captain the side against the Hungarians.

The match will be Scotland's last friendly before their European Under-21 Championship qualifier against Netherlands at St Mirren Park on Wednesday 29 May.

Stark's side sit third in Group 3 after five games, six points adrift of leaders Slovakia - who have played a game more - and three behind the unbeaten Dutch, who have played a match less.

Scotland Under-21 squad

Goalkeepers: Jordan Archer (Tottenham Hotspur), Jonathan Henly (Reading, on loan to Oxford United), Christopher Kettings (Blackpool)

Defenders: Joseph Chalmers (Celtic, on loan to Falkirk), Stuart Findlay (Celtic, on loan to Greenock Morton), Marcus Fraser (Celtic), Jack Grimmer (Fulham, on loan to Port Vale), Sean Kelly (St Mirren), Jordan McGhee (Heart of Midlothian), John Souttar (Dundee United)

Midfielders: Stuart Armstrong (Dundee United), Ryan Gauld (Dundee United), John McGinn (St Mirren), Callum McGregor (Celtic, on loan to Notts County), Kenny McLean (St Mirren), Craig Slater (Kilmarnock), Sam Stanton (Hibernian)

Forwards: Ryan Fraser (Bournemouth), Daniel Handling (Hibernian), Stevie May (St Johnstone), Callum Paterson (Heart of Midlothian)

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