Hibs defender Josh Doig named in Scotland U19 squad but Aaron Hickey misses out

Left-back could make international debut against England next month
Josh Doig has received a first international call-upJosh Doig has received a first international call-up
Josh Doig has received a first international call-up

Josh Doig has taken another step forward in his career with a first international call-up.The Hibs defender, who has started every game for the Easter Road side so far this season, has been named in Billy Stark’s Scotland Under-19 squad for two friendlies against England at St George’s Park next month.

The 18-year-old was catapulted from the Capital club’s development squad to the first team over the summer via a loan spell at League Two side Queen’s Park and hasn’t looked out of place in a defence that enjoyed a seven-game run without conceding a goal from open play.

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Doig is joined by Hearts youngster Cammy Logan while Hamilton and Rangers have two players each in the squad. Aberdeen, Dundee United, St Mirren, and Ross County have one apiece.

There is no place for Bologna defender Aaron Hickey despite the former Hearts youngster impressing on his debut for the Serie A side in a 4-1 win against Parma on Monday night.

The matches are on Thursday October 8 and Sunday October 11, with a 2pm kick-off in both.

Scotland U19 squad

Jack Newman (Dundee United), Cieran Slicker (Manchester City), Ibane Bowat (Fulham), Flynn Clarke (Peterborough United), Josh Doig (Hibs), Jamie Hamilton (Hamilton Accies), Cammy Logan (Hearts), Lewis Macari (Stoke City), Connor McAvoy (Fulham), Josh Reid (Ross County), Elliot Anderson (Newcastle United), Connor Barron (Brechin City, on loan from Aberdeen), Ciaran Dickson (Rangers), Jay Henderson (Clyde, on loan from St Mirren), Sonny Blu Lo-Everton (Watford), Stuart McKinstry (Leeds United), Kieron Bowie (Fulham), Thomas Dickson- Peters (Norwich City), Kai Kennedy (Rangers), Andrew Winter (Hamilton Accies).

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