James Forrest starts, other three Celts on bench for Scotland in Gibraltar

Steve Clark has announced his starting line-up for Scotlands friendly against Gibraltar, which is set to kick off at 5pm. 

Scotland is set to kick off their EURO 2024 campaign against hosts Germanyin the opening match of the tournament on 14th of June. In preparation of this, Steve Clarke has two friendlies to get his squad prepared for the upcoming European Championships.

Scotland play Gibraltar  at 5 o’clock this afternoon in their first friendly prior to EURO 2024, and will also face Finland on Friday in their second  and final ‘warm-up’ match.

James Forrest of Celtic scores his team’s third goal during the Scottish Premiership match between Celtic FC and St. Johnstone FC at Celtic Park on March 16, 2024. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Steve Clark’s starting XI

GK: Zander Clark

Defence: Andy Robertson, Grant Hanley, Ryan Porteous, Ross McCrorie

Midfield: Kenny McLean, Billy Gilmour, John McGinn, Ryan Christie, James Forrest

Attack: Lawrence Shankland

Bench: Gunn, Kelly, Gordon, Anthony Ralston, Tierney, Hendry, Cooper, Greg Taylor, McKenna, Callum McGregor, Jack, Adams.

James Forrest reaping the rewards

Although there are some clear Celtic absences from the starting lineup, with McGregor starting on the bench, James Forrest has reaped the rewards from his recent form and has earned a start in the Scotland team.

While this is still a friendly, and it is likely that the team will see a decent amount of rotation, it is still fantastic to see Forrest being rewarded for his recent form with a start in the Scottish line-up.

A strong showing from Jamesy could help win his place for that massive  Euro 2024 opener against Germany.

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