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Sheffield United striker Oli McBurnie confirms he’s OUT of Scotland’s Euro 2020 squad

OLI McBURNIE has tonight confirmed he’s OUT of Scotland’s Euros squad.

The Sheffield United striker has failed to recover from a broken foot in time.

Oli McBurnie will not live out his Euro 2020 dream


Oli McBurnie will not live out his Euro 2020 dreamCredit: The Sun

Heartbroken McBurnie revealed he will be missing when Steve Clarke names his 26-man squad on Wednesday.

He said: “Qualifying for the Euros with my country was the best moment of my career so far.

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“Not to be able to go to that tournament with the boys is heartbreaking for me.

“I’m devastated that I suffered a fractured metatarsal against Arsenal.

The Sheffield United striker is out with injury


The Sheffield United striker is out with injuryCredit: Getty

“It has ruled me out for the rest of the season and has unfortunately ruled me out for the Euros.”

McBurnie, 24, has taken stick for his Scotland performances – but Clarke has always backed him to the hilt.

He has yet to score for the national team but did convert a crucial penalty in the play-off shootout win over Serbia.

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Steve Clarke with the attacker


Steve Clarke with the attackerCredit: PA

McBurnie’s Bramall Lane team-mate Ollie Burke would have been in contention to replace him.

But SunSport understands the forward is also unavailable after a broken foot ended his season.

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McBurnie’s injury could open the door for the likes of Lawrence Shankland and Leigh Griffiths to step in.

Lyndon Dykes, Che Adams and Kevin Nisbet look likely to be named as strikers in Clarke’s squad.

McBurnie would also have been a guaranteed pick – but will now watch from the sidelines.

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Shankland and Griffiths have both featured during Clarke’s reign, with the Dundee United man probably in pole position.

The Tannadice striker has been a regular, while Celtic star Griff has struggled for games since the turn of the year.

Callum Patterson has also featured up top for the national team over the years, with Matt Phillips still available for selection too.

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