BT Sport's Darrell Currie wants Mikey Johnston in the Scotland squad

By Connor Gordon

November 13, 2019

BT Sport presenter Darrell Currie is calling on Scotland to give Celtic winger Mikey Johnston a chance.

The Scots are all but out of the running for qualifying for their group.

Johnston is currently out with injury and had to pull out of the recent under-21 squad. However, the comments are sensible as Clarke should be looking to bring in the likes of Johnston next time.

Darrell Currie on Celtic winger Mikey Johnston for Scotland

As well as Johnston, Currie is also making a good call on Chelsea wonderkid, Billy Gilmour. The former Rangers kid is now in and around the blues first team and is impressing manager Frank Lampard.

Mikey Johnston should be looking for Scotland first team call-up soon. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The likes of Gilmour and Johnston are going to be the heart and soul of the country’s midfield. Getting them into the next Scotland squads will be vitally important to get them in the running and competing.

There is also a shout out for Clarke to get former Celt Kieran Tierney into the squad as well.

Currie said on Twitter: “Right, let’s get Billy Gilmour and Mikey Johnston called up to get them some experience. Maybe another call to Arsenal too?”

By blending in the youths, Clarke can prepare for the all important Euro play-offs the best he can.

Other Celts Clarke can look to in future

As long as Clarke is looking to be experimental, with the youngsters, he doesn’t need to stop with Johnston.

Steve Clarke should continue to experiment with Scotland squads. (Photo by Paul Harding – UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images)

Other kids should be getting a look in within the next year such as former Celt Liam Morrison of Bayern Munich. The centre-back position is arguably at its weakest in a long time and could do with freshening up.

Let’s also not forget that Karamoko Dembele is still available, for now, but that is a well trodden horse.

Jack Aitchison is having a flyer down at Forest Green on loan which could give Clarke a bit of a head scratch. With the likes of Lawrence Shankland called up, nothing is impossible for Aitchison to be given a shot.

On loan Forest Green striker Jack Aitchison is flying. (Photo by Lukasz Sobala/PressFocus/MB Media/Getty Images)

The future always looks bright when it comes to bleeding in youths but it’s the current squad that need improving.

Despite the injury, the idea is good in principle from Currie. After he recovers, getting Johnston in the squad will give the country a whole other option of playing the game.