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Nathan Patterson and six more Scotland fringe stars handed fresh Euro 2020 hope after UEFA squad expansion call

Euro 2020. Players going in and out of form, along with injuries picked up in the run up, could give the Scotland boss some major headaches ahead of the opener against the Czech Republic.

Clarke will have to name his squad for the Finals at the start of June, with Scotland's opening game against the Czech Republic on June 14 at Hampden.However, his some of the major calls will be made a little bit easier with UEFA set to expand the squad size to 26 men from 23.The three-man increase will allow squads to deal with the impact of Covid, and opens the door for some players on the fringe of the national side.

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