Scotland squad announced for Euro 2024 as Steve Clarke hands Ben Doak shock call

The excitement has officially begun after Steve Clarke named his provisional Scotland squad for Euro 2024.

The head coach had some difficult decisions to make for the coming tournament in Germany this summer with an initial 28-man announcement being listed this morning. It has been the main source of anticipation for the Tartan Army ahead of their opening game against hosts Germany in Munich while Clarke's hopefuls would also have had a sense of nervousness before receiving the call from the boss.

Clarke has kept a close eye on his usual squad members this season with injuries forcing out a number of key players including Aaron Hickey, Nathan Patterson and Bologna's Champions League qualifier Lewis Ferguson.

But those players being ruled out has brought opportunity for others while there's been big talk throughout the campaign about potential fringe men forcing their way into the squad.

Granted, two players will have to be cut from the team lineup before the tournament, with just 26 players eligible to make the plane, and that will cause heartbreak for some.

But they'll likely be chuffed right now having made the initial squad which reads, in full, the following:

Scotland squad for Euro 2024

Clark, Gordon, Kelly, Gunn, Cooper, Hanley, Hendry, McCrorie, McKenna, Porteous, Ralston, Robertson, Souttar, Taylor, Tierney, Armstrong, Christie, Gilmour, Jack, McGinn, McGregor, McLean, McTominay, Adams, Doak, Dykes, Forrest, Shankland.