Hearts pair start as Scotland under-21s are thumped by Wales
It was the final game for the young Scots before qualification for Euro 2025 gets underway this summer. They had to be without the likes of Josh Doig, Hayden Hackney and Kieron Bowie, who all left the camp after the 3-2 loss to Sweden earlier last week.
Wales went ahead in the 29th minute as Neilson couldn’t get back in time to stop Josh Farrell’s effort from crossing the line after Cieran Slicker had only partially blocked his effort.
Joe Low nodded in the second from a corner before the game was wrapped up shortly into the second period when Josh Thomas drifted away from Neilson to side-foot home at the back post.
Smith was appearing in the game on the same day his loanee club Hamilton Accies were winning the SPFL Trust Trophy, defeating Raith Rovers 1-0.