Scotland under-19 manager Billy Stark has named his starting XI for the final Elite Round qualifier against Portugal this afternoon – and five Rangers youngsters have made the side.
Defenders Jordan Houston and Lewis Mayo are joined by midfield pair Glenn Middleton and Stephen Kelly with Zak Rudden rounding out the side.
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Rangers’ involvement doesn’t end there with Dapo Mebude and Matthew Shiels on the bench.
Former Ger Billy Gilmour also starts in Porto for Stark’s side.
Scotland top the group and a win would book their place in the finals for the first time since 2006.
Wins over Cyprus and Turkey have Stark’s side on six points from their two games – while the Portuguese trail on goals scored.
This summer’s finals take place in Armenia and if Scotland qualify they will be hoping to emulate their last appearance when Archie Gemmill’s side, containing future Scotland internationals such as Lee Wallace and Graham Dorrans, reached the final.
The only thing that stopped the Scots lifting the trophy was a Spanish side featuring future World Cup winners Gerard Pique and Juan Mata.