Hornby scored a hat-trick for the Scotland U21s against Andorra last year
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8 Scottish wonderkids you should check out in FIFA 19

Sign these promising young stars from the Scottish Premiership and English Premier League.
Written by Fraser Gilbert
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In FIFA 19’s Career Mode, discovering players with high potential is crucial. As you might expect – given the success of England's youth teams over the past few years – there are lots top young English wonderkids, but did you know that there is plenty of talent north of the border?
We’ve picked out a selection of Scottish wonderkids (21 or under) that boast the ability to improve considerably in FIFA 19’s Career Mode, and can sometimes be acquired for a bargain sum. Be sure to train them regularly and provide them with regular game time, and you'll soon have a few bonafide Scottish superstars on your hands.

1. Kiernan Tierney (LB: Celtic)

Tierney has the highest potential of any Scottish wonderkid in FIFA 19
Tierney has the highest potential of any Scottish wonderkid in FIFA 19
It’ll come as no surprise to hear that Celtic left-back Tierney enjoys the best overall and potential ratings on this list. The 21-year-old Scotland international starts out with a rating of 76, including 91 sprint speed, 88 stamina and 87 acceleration attributes, and can reach the high 80s if you maximise his development. Don’t forget to check out his dominant, 84-rated League SBC (Scottish Premiership) item in Ultimate Team, too.

2. Greg Taylor (LB: Kilmarnock)

21-year-old Taylor is assigned to a left-back role in FIFA 19, and enjoys superb pace, agility and physical abilities, complete with a big potential rating of 83. The Kilmarnock player began his career at Rangers before switching to his current team in 2014, and has since made over 100 appearances for the Scottish Premiership side. Taylor notably captained the Scotland U21s in the 2018 Toulon Tournament third-place playoff.

3. Ross McCrorie (CDM, CB, RB: Rangers)

Former Gers manager Pedro Caixinha heaped praise on McCrorie
Former Gers manager Pedro Caixinha heaped praise on McCrorie
Ross is the twin brother of the Rangers keeper Robby McCrorie, and while he’s listed as a CDM in-game, he can also play at centre-back or right-back. The 20-year-old, who is the current captain of the Scotland U21s, boasts fantastic potential in Career Mode, with his 66 overall rating able to increase to around 81 in time. McCrorie benefits from excellent pace and strength attributes, as well as formidable work rates.

4. Anthony McDonald (CAM, RM Hearts)

McDonald’s quick pace and agile dribbling make him a constant threat
McDonald’s quick pace and agile dribbling make him a constant threat
Anthony McDonald made his Hearts debut at the tender age of just 16. He’s since featured on numerous occasions for the Scottish Premiership side, as well as appearing for both the Scotland U16 and U17 national teams. You’ll find him sporting an overall rating of 62 in FIFA 19’s Career Mode, but this can develop into the 80s with the right training. The skilful McDonald can be employed as a right or central-attacking midfielder.

5. Glenn Middleton (LW: Rangers)

The third and final Rangers entry in our list is 19-year-old winger Glenn Middleton. The young talent has enjoyed a selection of first team appearances since the arrival of manager Steven Gerrard, and signed a new five-year deal with the Gers earlier this season. The ex-Norwich youth prospect is fitted with an overall rating of 64 in FIFA 19 by default, but again, this can reach the mid-80s when developed correctly.

6. Billy Gilmour (CM, CAM: Chelsea)

Gilmour began his career with Rangers before joining Chelsea in 2017
Gilmour began his career with Rangers before joining Chelsea in 2017
17-year-old Billy Gilmour enjoyed an excellent 2018, winning ‘Revelation of the Tournament’ in Scotland U21s Toulon Tournament campaign, as well as scoring in the final of the 2017-18 FA Youth Cup with a victorious Chelsea side. The Premier League prospect sports an overall rating of 61 in FIFA 19, including 82 balance, 75 agility and 70 long pass stats, while his high potential allows him to reach an overall rating of around 84 in future years.

7. Harry Cochrane (CM, CDM, CAM: Hearts)

Cochrane is another Hearts wonderkid with bags of potential – his overall rating can reach the mid-80s in FIFA 19’s Career Mode. The midfielder starts out as a 64-rated player, sporting stats such as 80 balance, 72 short passing and 70 dribbling, as well as a four-star weak foot ability. The 17-year-old made his competitive debut with Hearts back in September 2017, and signed a new four-year deal with the Scottish Premiership side the next year.

8. Fraser Hornby (ST: Everton)

Hornby scored a hat-trick for the Scotland U21s against Andorra last year
Hornby scored a hat-trick for the Scotland U21s against Andorra last year
Everton striker Hornby joined from hometown club Northampton Town back in 2014, and made his first-team debut in the Europa League three years later. Hornby, who has featured for various Scotland youth sides including the U21s, starts out with an overall of 62 in Career Mode, and can reach the 81 mark in time. For now, you can take advantage of the 19-year-old's 69 strength, 65 finishing and 64 dribbling stats with The Toffees.
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