Scott McKenna senses transfer opportunity as Scotland star aims for Euro 2024 chance

Scotland stopper Scott McKenna
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Scott McKenna admits starring for Scotland in Euro 2024 could put him in the shop window as he searches for his next club.

The former Aberdeen defender is a free agent after his contract with Nottingham Forest expired at the end of the Premier League season. McKenna, 27, spent the second half of the campaign on loan with Copenhagen in Denmark and started against Man City in the Champions League last 16.

Celtic are one of a number of clubs who have been linked with the giant centre-half and while McKenna's full focus is on Scotland, he admits it's a good opportunity to showcase his talents on the international stage.

He said: "Yeah, definitely. I think all my focus is trying to do as well as I can in training. If I get the opportunity on the pitch, then I'll do the best I can there as well. Everything after that will take care of itself."

After being bombed out at Nottingham Forest, McKenna earned some crucial game time in Denmark by racking up 15 appearances for Copenhagen, who suffered title heartache in the final weeks of the season. McKenna reckons the experience has made him a better player and helped prepare him for this summer's showpiece in Germany.

He said: "It was a different style of play to what I was used to and it gave me much needed minutes that I probably wouldn't have got at Forest. I think all in all, it was a good move. Disappointing the way we finished the season, but for me personally, it was a great opportunity to go and learn a different style of play and get much-needed minutes."