West Bromwich Albion winger Oliver Burke has been deemed fit to play as he is selected for the Scotland U21 side who prepare to take on rivals England in their Euro 2019 qualifier on Friday, according to a report on the Birmingham Mail.

Burke was in action yesterday for the West Brom under-23 side in their 3-0 Checkatrade Trophy defeat at Shrewsbury Town.

The news is a huge boost for Scotland as Burke is a natural leader on the pitch, which is why he is the captain of the side.

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Burke has featured five times for the senior Scotland squad but has been placed in the youth team as the management believe that it will be beneficial for his development as a player.

Burke made a high profile move to the Premier League a few months ago from German Bundesliga club RB Leipzig for £15m and has been tipped to have a great future.

The youngster is already the most expensive Scottish player in history but his start to life with the Baggies has been hampered with injury, which has restricted his playing time.

However, Burke is now aiming for a run of games with the national team as well as West Brom.

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