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Five youngsters that can dominate the Scotland national team

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A promising start to Scotland's qualification campaign for Euro 2016 has portrayed the progress that the national team have made in recent years.

Gordon Strachan has made a positive impact since taking the senior job, and will be able to call upon a number of exciting young players in the future.

Here, we look at five up-and-coming talents who could be potential stars for many years to come.

5. Islam Feruz

Somalian-born striker Islam Feruz is a player that can become a star for the Scottish national side. Currently on loan at Greek side OFI Crete, Feruz is yet to make a first-team appearance for parent club, Chelsea.

Despite this, Feruz is held in high regard by the Chelsea management. With the Under-21s, he has scored twice in four games. Maybe in a few years time, Feruz can make his mark on the Scotland senior side.

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4. Ryan Jack

Aberdeen midfielder Ryan Jack is another player that can become a regular for Gordon Strachan. At Aberdeen, he has been a regular starter in midfield and has over 120 league appearances.

With the national side, he has 19 Under-21 caps and has captained them on a number of occasions. With Jack being 22 years of age, it should only be a matter of time before he gets a senior call up.

3. Stuart Armstrong

Dundee United midfielder Stuart Armstrong could be another player set for national side stardom. At Dundee United, Armstrong has appeared 113 times in the league, scoring 12 times.

For the national side, he has yet to receive a senior call up, but he has 20 Under-21 caps and has scored four times. With Armstrong now being 22 years old, like Ryan Jack, he could receive a call up to the senior side.

2. Andrew Robertson

International stardom beckons for Hull City left back, Andrew Robertson. A move from Scottish side Dundee United in the summer, has seen Robertson impress, with reports that Arsenal could be interested in his services.

At the Under-21s, Robertson has been capped three times. The left back also has three senior caps, making his debut against Poland in March 2014. The defender could be set for a bright future on the left side of Scotland's defence.

1. Ryan Gauld

Sporting Lisbon's newest player, Ryan Gauld, is set for a bright future both for the national side and domestically. After a summer move from Dundee United, Gauld moved to Portugal.

So far this season, he has appeared a number of times for the B side of Sporting Lisbon and has scored once. And for the Scottish national side, has a number of caps for both the Under-19 and Under-21 sides; 10 appearances and two goals for the Under-19s and three appearances and two goals for the Under-21s.

He was called up for Scotland's Euro 2016 qualifiers against Poland and Georgia, but did not play.

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