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Inverness Royal Academy pupil and Caley Thistle player called up to Scotland squad

By Will Clark

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Ali Nixon.
Ali Nixon.

Inverness Caledonian Thistle young prospect Ali Nixon has been named in the Scotland Schools squad which will compete in next year's Centenary Shield.

The Inverness Royal Academy pupil, who plays in midfield, is one of 18 players who have been selected to represent the Scottish Schools FA in the competition.

The competition features Scotland, England, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland and Wales.

The tournament will be played between February 23 and April 18.

Nixon has made one appearance for the Caley Thistle first team, playing in the 2-0 defeat to Hamilton Academical in the SPFL Trust Trophy last season.

Full squad

Jack Allan - Grange Secondary

Euan Bowie - Kilmarnock Academy

Shay Burke - St Margaret's High School

Reuben Cooper - Prestwick Academy

Owen Doyle - St Columba's Gourock

Matthew Falconer - St Ninian's High School

Archie Gibson - Aberdeen Grammar

Aedan Gilfedder - St Andrew's Academy, Paisley

Callum Graham - Bannerman High School

Rohan Harkins - Kilmarnock Academy

Jamie Low - Inverclyde Academy

Stuart McDowell - Kinross High School

Flynn Mckay - Fraserburgh Academy

Ali Nixon - Inverness Royal Academy

Liam Prunty - Airdrie Academy

Freddie Rowe - Queen Anne High School

Jacob Shields - Our Lady and St Pat's

Robbie Stewart - St Margaret's High School

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