Adam out of Scottish U21s

Goalkeeper withdraws from squad as a 'footballing decision'

Grant Adam: The goalkeeper will not be involved against Holland on Monday

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Scotland Under 21s will be without goalkeeper Grant Adam for their European Championship qualifier against Holland after the Rangers player withdrew from the squad.

The 20-year-old was initially named in Billy Stark's group of players for Monday's clash in Nijmegen, but has now been replaced by Marc McCallum of Dundee United.

Adam on Monday pleaded not guilty to an alleged sectarian breach of the peace when he appeared at Glasgow Sheriff Court.

The player, who is the younger brother of Liverpool and Scotland midfielder Charlie Adam, is alleged to have conducted himself in a disorderly manner by swearing and singing sectarian slogans in Glasgow in the early hours of 6th November.

The Ibrox third-choice goalkeeper was released on bail and will appear back at the court on 25th January next year, ahead of a trial on 10th February.

Stark said: "I have spoken to Grant and it has been decided that he will not be in the squad for the match against the Netherlands on Monday.

"This is a footballing decision and has been made with the interests of all parties ahead of a very important qualifier."