Aaron Hickey Scotland Euro 2024 blow as Brentford boss Thomas Frank rates chances

The chances of Aaron Hickey making Scotland's Euro 2024 squad appear to be lessening after Thomas Frank gave an update.

The Brentford boss was quizzed on the full-back's fitness in his press conference today and delivered a message of doom for Steve Clarke and the Tartan Army. Out since October, the 21-year-old wasn't expected to play again this season anyway but it was hoped he could make Germany in the summer after resuming training weeks ago.

However, while stopping short of ruling him out, Frank has strongly suggested it is unlikely. Asked for an update on whether Hickey will play again this campaign, the Danish boss said: "No, we won't be seeing him," and pressed on the situation for the Euros, he added: "I'm not the manager of Scotland, but I don't think it is positive."

It will not be welcome news for Steve Clarke who is also sweating on fellow right wing-back Nathan Patterson who was also ruled out for the season for Everton with a hamstring problem. Alternatives in the position would be Max Johnston of Sturm Graz and Celtic's Tony Ralston.

Midfielder Lewis Ferguson has also ruled out while others such as Stuart Armstrong, Scott McTominay and Kieran Tierney had knocks but are expected to be able to make it.