Devastated Sheffield United striker Oli McBurnie reveals he's OUT of Scotland's European Championship campaign this summer

Oli McBurnie, the Sheffield United striker, has revealed that he will miss this summer’s European Championships after suffering a fractured metatarsal against Arsenal earlier this summer.

Monday, 17th May 2021, 6:05 pm

McBurnie had hoped to represent Scotland at this summer’s Euros after helping them qualify through the play-offs, scoring a penalty in the shoot-out victory against Serbia which booked their place at Euro 2020.

But the finals were delayed by a year because of the Covid-19 pandemic, and McBurnie’s hopes of playing for his country in their first major final since the 1998 World Cup are now over.

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The striker broke the news on Instagram, posting: “Obviously this season has been a tough one both personally and for everyone at the club.

“I’m also devastated that I suffered a fractured metatarsal against Arsenal which ruled me out for the rest of the season and has unfortunately ruled me out for the Euros as well.

“Qualifying for the Euros with my country was the best moment of my career so far and to not be able to go to that tournament with the boys is heartbreaking for me.

“Thank you for all your messages and support.”

Sheffield United striker Oli McBurnie (R) celebrates Scotland's win over Serbia in Belgrade: Srdjan Stevanovic/Getty Images

McBurnie was born in Leeds but qualifies for Scotland through his grandparents. He has earned 16 caps for his country since making his debut in a 1-0 friendly defeat by Costa Rica at Hampden Park in March 2018.

He played 33 times for club and country before suffering the injury in April’s defeat to Arsenal, scoring his only goal this season against Leicester City back in December.