ANTHONY RALSTON has answered an SOS from Steve Clarke to join up with the Scotland international squad.

The Celtic right-back, who has made six appearances for his country, was omitted from the original squad for the Euro 24 qualifiers against Cyprus on Saturday afternoon and Spain on Tuesday night, both at Hampden.

Ralston, who made his first start for the champions in the 3-1 league win over Hearts at Parkhead earlier this month, joins Hoops skipper Callum McGregor for the European Championship competition kick-off.

SCOTLAND THE RAVE…Anthony Ralston leaps high in delight after scoring for his country in the 2-0 win over Armenia at Hampden in June 2022.

Ironically, the 24-year-old defender has been called in after former Celtic colleague Jack Hendry, now with Belgian outfit Club Brugge, was forced to call off with an injury, according to a report in The Herald.

James Forrest wasn’t considered with the evergreen Celt on the injured list at the moment while team-mate David Turnbull, who came on for Reo Hatate in the 13th minute in the 3-1 victory over Hibs on Saturday, was also overlooked after failing to clock up enough first-team minutes in recent months.

Boss Clarke has also brought in Blackburn Rovers’ 27-year-old centre-back Dominic Hyam for his first international call-up at the highest level.

The defender represented Scotland at youth level, but has been overlooked for inclusion to the senior squad until now.

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