Celtic Defender Ralston Given First Scotland Call-Up

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Anthony Ralston of Celtic has been called up to the Scotland squad for their World Cup qualifier against Denmark on Monday.

It comes after Nathan Patterson was suspended for receiving a second booking after scoring in the Rangers’ triumph over Moldova on Friday.
Ralston has been called up to the senior team for the first time.

Following the appointment of Ange Postecoglou as manager, the 22-year-old has enjoyed an exceptional season at Celtic.

Ralston, a product of Celtic’s development system who spent time on loan at Queen’s Park, Dundee United, and St Johnstone, had struggled for game time with his parent club until the Australian took over this summer, scoring four goals in 23 appearances. He has represented Scotland at under-21 level, however his most recent appearance was in 2018.

Ralston will face Motherwell’s Stephen O’Donnell for a starting spot as Scotland, having finished second in Group F, hosts the runaway leaders, who need at least a draw to guarantee a seeded spot in the World Cup play-off semi-finals.

Source: BBC Sport

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