Two of Celtic’s talented youngsters have been named in the Scotland under-21 squad for the upcoming games against Croatia and Greece.

The Celtic Twitter account gave congratulations to centre-back Stephen Welsh and on-loan goalkeeper Ross Doohan on making the squad.

Interestingly, both players have made first-team appearances this season. Welsh made his Celtic debut in the 4-1 win over Hamilton in February, whilst Doohan has been a regular for Ayr United this season, making a total of 32 appearances so far this season.


It can only be a good thing for both players to be chosen for the qualifiers, as it shows that the players have caught the eye of manager Scot Gemmill.

Will want regular football

It will be interesting to see what happens to both players in the future, especially Doohan. He will want to keep playing regular football after his experiences at Ayr.

There is no guarantee that he will get that football at Celtic, therefore it would not be a surprise if he moved on from Celtic at the end of the season.

Ross Doohan, on loan at Ayr

Ross Doohan, on loan at Ayr (Photo By Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

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As for Welsh, his Celtic career is only just beginning. He performed well in his only game for the first-team, the win over Hamilton.

Chances may be limited due to treble campaign

The chances of him getting more playing time this season might be slim, due to Celtic’s ongoing campaign to clinch a fourth successive domestic treble.

Kristoffer Ajer and Christopher Jullien celebrate a Celtic trophy win

Kristoffer Ajer and Christopher Jullien celebrate a Celtic trophy win / (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

However, he might get some playing time towards the very end of the season, once the title has been wrapped up. Still, it is well done to the players on this accolade, hopefully they feature in the double header for Scotland.

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