With Steve Clarke missing eight players from his original squad through injury, illness and suspension, the 23-year-old Hibernian defender was handed his international debut during the goalless draw with Ukraine. Porteous turned in a terrific performance as the pool leaders, following home wins over Ukraine and Republic of Ireland, kept Oleksandr Petrakov's side at bay to earn the point required for promotion to League A. Scotland also secured a place among the second seeds for the Euro 2024 qualifiers and a guaranteed play-off spot to qualify for that tournament should they need it.
Porteous impressed in the goalless draw with Ukraine
Folarin Balogun and Cole Palmer also netted at Bramall Lane as the Young Lions made it successive wins after last week's 2-0 victory in Italy. Gallagher, who has four senior caps, dropped back to the Under-21 fold this month and with boss Southgate naming his World Cup squad in October, Carsley has been impressed with the 22-year-old. "It's testament to Conor with the way he has approached this camp," Carsley said.