Manager Steve Clarke has some extra space to fill. (Photo by Ross Parker / SNS Group)

Euro 2020: 15 players including Celtic, Rangers, Hearts and Hibs stars who could benefit from 26-man Scotland squad after key UEFA decision

We’re going to need a bigger bus… well the Scottish FA will at any rate.

Wednesday, 28th April 2021, 3:28 pm
Updated Wednesday, 28th April 2021, 4:06 pm

This summer’s European Championships will be a different tournament to usual ones we’ve seen in the past – and not just because Scotland are among the teams for the first time in 25 years.

With more teams than before and spread around the entire continent rather than limited to one or two host countries, the special 60th anniversary edition of the tournament is a little bit different – it’s also called Euro 2020 and being held in 2021 too.

There will be fewer fans than usual at the tournament too but another key change, however, is participating nations will be allowed to take 26 players as part of their squad, rather than the usual 23.

But with extra space opening in Steve Clarke’s squad, who will be the lucky few to benefit from the move?

We’ve picked out the fringe players who might have an eye of sneaking into one of the recently opened up spots and forcing their selection.

With guaranteed games at Hampden and Wembley, and Scotland based in Middlesbrough for the opening stages, who will be added to the party and occupying the extra seats on the bus?

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