Mackenzie Heaney

By Dan King - Newcastle United Digital Editor

Mackenzie Heaney and Jamie Holmes have been chosen for Scotland's under-16 squad ahead of the 2014 Mercedes Benz Aegean Cup in Turkey later this month.

Gifted 14-year-old Heaney, who hails from Walker but qualifies for the Tartan Army through his grandfather, helped Scott Booth's side to win the Sky Sports Victory Shield outright for the first time in 15 years in December.

And, alongside Newcastle-born 15-year-old Holmes, he has been rewarded with a place in the 20-man party for the tournament which takes place between 20th and 25th January.

Eight teams will compete in the competition and the Scots are in Group B with France, USA and Norway. Group A consists of Turkey, Ukraine, Azerbaijan and Greece.

The full Scotland under-16 squad is: Ross Doohan (Celtic), Ryan Booth (Dundee United), Daniel Higgins (Celtic), Ross Lyon (Rangers), Leon Jones (Heart of Midlothian), Ross McCrorie (Rangers), Daniel Harvie (Aberdeen), Tom McIntyre (Reading), Sean McKirdy (Heart of Midlothian), Mark Hill (Celtic), Joshua Laws (Fortuna Duesseldorf), Frank Ross (Aberdeen), Mackenzie Heaney (Newcastle United), Jamie Holmes (Newcastle United), Josh Jeffries (Rangers), Aaron Norris (Aberdeen), Alistair Coote (Dundee United), Theo Archibald (Celtic), Ryan Watters (Motherwell), Liam Runciman (Motherwell).