Oliver Burke has expressed his delight at being recalled into the Scotland national team and believes his move to Celtic played a key role.

The 21-year-old hasn’t featured for his country since a 1-1 draw against Canada at Hampden in March 2017 and has only represented the under-21s since.

However, Alex McLeish has selected the forward for the upcoming EURO 2020 qualifiers against Kazakhstan and San Marino.

He’s been out of contention whilst struggling for game-time at RB Leipzig and West Bromwich Albion, but looks rejuvenated at Celtic and has put his recall down to the loan move he secured in January.

It’s an amazing feeling. I was delighted to get the call-up and I’m really looking forward to it. It’s been a long time coming. I’m really happy with the way things have gone here at Celtic. It’s put me in a great position and that’s got me the call-up. This move is something I really needed to kick-start my career. I’d been starved of football but I’m so happy to be back playing now.

Burke will be vying to add to the five caps he’s already earned and help get the nation’s EURO 2020 campaign off to a flying start against favourable opposition.

Celtic quartet Scott Bain, Kieran Tierney, Callum McGregor and James Forrest are also involved as the nation look to get their Group I campaign off to a flying start against favourable opposition.


Scotland's EURO 2020 Qualifying Opponents - Group I