Scotland's top striker revealed ahead of Euro 2024: Info from Liverpool, Celtic, Hearts, Southampton and QPR

The centre-forward position is up for grabs in Germany

Scotland’s provisional Euro 2024 squad listed five players as forwards among a 28-man pool. Southampton’s Ché Adams, Queens Park Rangers’ Lyndon Dykes and Hearts’ Lawrence Shankland are the principal strikers, the traditional centre-forwards whose primary task is to score goals. Wingers Ben Doak and and James Forrest are also included in the ‘forwards’ section but are unlikely to play through the middle.

National coach Steve Clarke is expected to choose between Adams, Dykes and Shankland for the No.9 role when Scotland open the tournament against hosts Germany in Munich on 14 June. It is a choice on which many people across the country have a strong opinion, but the only person with the final say is Clarke.

He will assess all his attackers in training and in pre-tournament friendlies against Gibraltar and Finland before making a final decision. Clarke knows all three can score for club and country, although their statistics show a slight surprise regarding who is the most in-form of the triumvirate as things stand: