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Three Players Who Could Be Stars of The Scottish National Team

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The Scotland national team has hugely benefited over the last five years from the emergence of some talented young players who are now excelling for club and country.

Kieran Tierney, Scott McTominay and Andrew Robertson are all examples of what can be achieved by young Scottish youngsters, if they have the talent and are willing to work hard.

Here is a look at three players who may well be the future stars of the Scottish senior team if they continue to develop in their careers.

Kai Kennedy

Rangers youngster Kai Kennedy was recently called up to the Scotland under-19 team and it may not be long before he is fast-tracked through the different levels.

The 18-year-old made his debut for the Gers back in January when he came off the bench in their Scottish Cup tie with Stranraer. A number of clubs in the Premier League are thought to be monitoring Kennedy, including Sheffield United as they see a lot of potential in the Scot.


Kennedy looked very much at home in Rangers’ under-20 tie with Atletico Madrid earlier this year which they lost 4-0. The Spanish side was full of quality but Kennedy matched them and was one of the standout players on the pitch.

Jamie Hamilton

Despite being just 18 years old, defender Jamie Hamilton is an integral part of Hamilton’s starting XI in the Scottish Premiership. He has made 17 appearances for the Accies and is getting better with every game.
Hamilton has represented Scotland at a number of youth levels. He currently features for the under-19 side and it won’t be long before he steps up to the under-21 level.
Coming up against some of the best players in Scotland when his side faces the likes of Celtic and Rangers is great experience for the defender. Hamilton are 10/1 in the football betting to finish in the top six this season and that would be a great achievement from the South Lanarkshire-based side. They will need Hamilton and the rest of their squad to be at their best in order to achieve that.
By the time he reaches his early 20s, Hamilton will have played a lot of football and may well be playing at an even higher level than he is doing right now.

Andy Winter


18-year-old Andy Winter had a dream debut for Hamilton earlier this year, scoring in his side’s 5-0 victory over Edinburgh City in the Scottish Cup. Winter has since featured for the Accies in the Scottish Premiership and is a player that Hamilton boss Brian Rice likes a lot.

The Scottish youngster is a forward who works very hard on the pitch. He has scored goals at every level he has played at. If he continues that trend in the Scottish Premiership, he could be set for big things.

Scotland have had some great forwards over the years and Winter may well be the next in line to shine for the senior team.

Good luck to all of the above three players as they strive to have a successful career in the game. 

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