Paul Hanlon was back on home soil to fly the flag for Scotland under-21s ahead of the Junior Scots match against Italy under-21s at Easter Road next Wednesday (25 April, kick off 7pm).

The homegrown Academy graduate, pictured with under-21boss Billy Stark, has already been capped an impressive 18 times at under-21 level and he is expected to captain the team against the next generation of Serie A stars, managed by former Napoli and Juventus defender Ciro Ferrara.

David Wotherspoon is also expected to feature against Italy and could win his 13th cap at under-21 level.

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Goalkeepers

Grant Adam (Rangers)*5-16.04.91

Matthew Edwards (Rochdale)--22.08.90

Mark Ridgers (Heart of Midlothian)2-09.08.90

Defenders

Paul Hanlon (Hibernian)18220.01.90

Ryan Jack (Aberdeen) 5127.02.92

Ross Perry (Rangers)12-07.02.90

Clark Robertson (Aberdeen)--05.09.93

Lewis Toshney (Celtic)**--26.04.92

Daniel Wilson (Liverpool)***9-27.12.91

Midfielders

Scott Allan (West Bromwich Albion)****5-28.11.91

Stuart Armstrong (Dundee United)4130.03.92

Liam Kelly (Kilmarnock)4-10.02.90

Rhys McCabe (Rangers)--24.07.92

Kenneth McLean (St Mirren)--08.01.92

Liam Palmer (Sheffield Wednesday)6-19.09.91

David Wotherspoon (Hibernian)12216.01.90

Forwards

Islam Feruz (Chelsea)--10.09.95

Alexander MacDonald (Burnley)*****5114.04.90

Dylan McGeouch (Celtic)--05.01.93

Gary Mackay-Steven (Dundee United)1-31.08.90

Michael O'Halloran (Bolton Wanderers)******1-06.01.91

Johnathon Russell (Dundee United)7-08.04.90

* on loan to Airdrie United

** on loan to Kilmarnock

*** on loan to Blackpool

**** on loan to Portsmouth

***** on loan to Plymouth Argyle

******* on loan to Sheffield United