Young Jambos in Scotland action

21 November 2022

Finlay Pollock played 86 minutes as Scotland U19s kicked off their UEFA European U19 Championship qualifying round with a defeat to Iceland last week. Club mate Liam McFarlane was an unused substitute as the young Scots fell to defeat at Firhill.

They bounced back on Saturday, however, beating Kazakhstan 5-2 at Somerset Park. Pollock made a substitute appearance in the 68th minute while McFarlane remained on the bench.

Scotland U19s are back in action on Tueday night when they face France in their final group game. Scotland sit second in Group 8, three points off leaders France. If Scotland equal or better Iceland’s result against Kazakhstan then they will qualify for the Elite Round. They could still advance even if they are leapfrogged by Iceland, with the best third-placed team across all groups qualifying for the next round.

Connor Smith gained another Scotland U21 cap last week when he started in a friendly match against Iceland.

Playing 65 minutes, Scot Gemmill’s side were edged out 2-1 at Fir Park, with Jambos teammate Lewis Neilson an unused substitute.

Motherwell’s Max Johnston gave Scotland the lead on the half hour mark before Rosenberg’s Kristall Man Ingason’s second-half brace won it for the visitors.