STEVE CLARKE has confirmed Anthony Ralston’s place in his Scotland squad after the Celtic right-back’s impressive form in the run-in to a phenomenal campaign.

The Hoops defender will join team-mates Callum McGregor, David Turnbull and Greg Taylor for the World Cup play-off semi-final against Ukraine at Hampden a week on Wednesday and the potential Final play-off against Wales in Cardiff four days later.

Ralston’s was overlooked for the previous pool after making his full international debut as a substitute in the 2-0 win over Denmark at Hampden in November.

Out, though, is his former Parkhead team-mate Kieran Tierney with the left-back toiling with injury at Arsenal in recent weeks.

Back comes another ex-Celt in the shape of keeper David Marshall who has just agreed a two-year deal with Hibs after his brief stint at Championship outfit Queens Park Rangers. His last appearance for his country came in the Euro 2020 Finals.


GOALKEEPER: Craig Gordon, Liam Kelly, Zander Clark, David Marshall;


ANTHONY RALSTON, GREG TAYLOR, Grant Hanley, Jack Hendry, Aaron Hickey, Craig Halkett, Stephen O’Donnell, Andy Robertson, Scott McKenna, Liam Cooper, Nathan Patterson, John Souttar;


CALLUM McGREGOR, DAVID TURNBULL, Stuart Armstrong, Lewis Ferguson, Billy Gilmour, Ryan Jack, John McGinn, Scott McTominay;


Lyndon Dykes, Ryan Christie, Che Adams, Jacob Brown, Ross Stewart.

There are also three Nations League matches scheduled for next month:

June 8: Scotland v Armenia (7.45pm)
June 11: Republic of Ireland v Scotland (5pm)
June 14: Armenia v Scotland (5pm)

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