Football News: Shankland Shines for Scotland Ahead of Euro 2024 Qualifiers

In the lead-up to the crucial Euro 2024 qualifiers, Scotland’s national team has been the subject of much discussion, particularly surrounding the form and potential inclusion of striker Lawrence Shankland.

After a challenging first season in the Scottish Premiership, Shankland’s move to Belgian side Beerschot did not quite pan out as he had hoped, with the striker describing it as “a wee bit messy at times” due to the club’s managerial upheaval. However, since returning to Scotland and joining Hearts, Shankland has rediscovered his prolific form, netting an impressive 59 goals in just two seasons.

Shankland’s performances have not gone unnoticed, and he now finds himself in contention for a starting spot in the Scotland team, particularly with the injury to Lyndon Dykes. Manager Steve Clarke faces a tough decision between Shankland and Southampton’s Che Adams for the crucial number nine role in the upcoming matches against Germany.

“He’ll start at least one of the games,” McCall said. “Leading the line against Germany wouldn’t faze him, but he’ll get his opportunity at some point. And when he does, I wouldn’t be surprised one bit if he scores.”

As Scotland prepare for their crucial Euro 2024 qualification fixtures, Shankland’s form and potential inclusion in the starting lineup have become a significant talking point. Football fans will eagerly await to see if the prolific striker can translate his domestic success to the international stage and help guide Scotland towards a successful Euro 2024 campaign.

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