Nottingham Forest youngster Nicky Hogarth has been called into the Scotland Under-21 squad by former City Ground favourite Scot Gemmill.

The young custodian has been a regular in the Under-23s this season under Andy Reid.

He checked in at the City Ground during the summer from Rangers ahead of the team’s first season in Premier League 2.

Hogarth has made 13 appearances between the posts for the young Reds this season, keeping three clean sheets.

The 20-year-old does have some men’s experience to his name as well. He has played in League Two in Scotland with Cowdenbeath and Stirling Albion.

All of that is shaping the type of goalkeeper he’s becoming and now he will have a chance on the international stage.

Hogarth is in the squad for the game’s against Turkey at Tynecastle and away in Kazahkstan.

Josh Doig was previously linked with Forest and the Hibernian man joins Hogarth in the latest squad named by Gemmill.

Scotland are currently third in their European Championship qualifying group with four points from four games.

Turkey and Kazahkstan are directly below the Tartan Army in the table and six points look like a must.

Call-up should give Forest man Hogarth confidence

The youngster has done well when called upon during 2021/22 and he’s enjoying himself at Forest.

This seems like just rewards for some strong goalkeeper in Reid’s team this season and he’s established himself as the number one.

Netherlands v Scotland - UEFA European Under-21 Championship 2019 Qualifying
(Photo; Dean Mouhtaropoulos; Getty Images)

Hogarth now has a chance with Scotland under-21s and he will be keen to get himself into the action at some point.

The gem has conceded 17 goals so far this season and he will hope to finish the season strongly.

Hogarth should be buoyed by this call-up and should help him finish the season at Forest in emphatic fashion.

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