Wales and Scotland name squads for European Championship clash

Both Wales and Scotland have named their 19-man squads for their clash in the second round of the European Championship.

Wales have called up Mike Butt, who will be looking to earn his first cap, and John Kear, Wales’ Head Coach is expecting a tough game from Scotland.

“We’re expecting another tough match against Scotland, but we’re hoping to improve in some of the areas that let us down against France and get a result in Galashiels.

“Our squad is young and I’ve no doubt that matches like last weekend’s against France will benefit the players.

“They’re all hungry to play and qualify for the next World Cup.”

Meanwhile, Scotland duo Craig Robertson and Matt Hogg could both make their debut after being named in the Bravehearts’ squad.

“We were a bit disappointed with our performance in Dublin last weekend and are looking forward to getting back to playing at home,” said Scotland Head Coach Chris Chester.

“We have made a number of changes to the squad and the boys are clearly benefitting from a bit more time together.

“We’re anticipating a close, exciting game and it’s great to have a number of local Scottish lads looking good in training and ready to go on Friday.

Wales squad: Dalton Grant, Josh Ralph, Chester Butler, Connor Davies, Curtis Davies, Dan Fleming, Sion Jones, Ben Evans, Elliot Kear, Rhys Williams, Elliott Jenkins, Gavin Bennion, Ben Morris, Mike Butt, Rhodri Lloyd, Courtney Davies, James Olds, Morgan Evans, Steve Parry

Scotland squad: David Scott, Frankie Mariano, Craig Borthwick, Lewis Clarke, FinnHutchinson, Craig Robertson, Ben Kavanagh, Will Oakes, Billy McConnachie, Davey Dixon, Nick Glohe, Sam Luckley, Matt Hogg, James Bell, Oscar Thomas, Murray Mitchell, Ryan Brierley, Kane Bentley, Oliver Wilkes