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Exciting Scotland Squad Announced For 2021 EuroHockey Championships II

Scotland’s men have announced their squad for the EuroHockey Championships II taking place in Poland from 11-22 August.

They won a memorable gold medal the last time they contested this tournament in 2017 and a similarly strong performance will see them reach the 2022 EuroHockey Qualifying Tournament, a competition that will provide them with a chance to regain their top tier European status the following year.

In addition, a top five finish will see them qualify for the European Qualifier for the 2023 Men's Hockey World Cup. That will see eight teams battle it out between 21-24 October 2021 to secure the final two qualification spots for the tournament in India.

Alan Forsyth – a travelling reserve for Great Britain at the Tokyo Games – will participate in an exciting squad featuring several experienced campaigners and some who will be making their major tournament debut.

Current GB Men’s Elite Development Programme (EDP) members Callum Mackenzie and Andy McConnell are including alongside Cameron Golden, who won gold with Great Britain’s U21s at the 2018 Sultan of Johor Cup and a silver the year before. Lee Morton – who made four appearances for Great Britain between 2018-2019 – is also named in a squad boasting lots of exciting attacking talent.

Scotland begin their campaign against Ukraine on 15 August before facing Austria the following day. They close out their group against Switzerland on 18 August, with the semi-finals being played on 20 August and the medal matches the following day.