Coach Dave Rotheram said: “We’ve got a mixture of experience and youth in the squad but they are all so passionate about representing Scotland.
“We’ve got Ferguson, Fisher and Mitchell Stringer, who all missed last year, and Paul Jackson is back too, plus three young new boys who are making their mark on Super League: the Walker twins and Liam Hood. They are fabulous acquisitions for us. They can grow their international career in our squad.
“The ultimate aim is Friday 15 November 2013: the World Cup quarter-final at Headingley. That is the dream and we are on that cycle now. We have to lay the foundations now and we have talked about it today. Some of the lads have played at Leeds on a Friday night and they spoke about how that feels. We’re starting the preparations for that now.
“We need to lay a marker down in this tournament. The players want to win the European Cup. Scotland have never won a senior tournament and if we play to our potential then we can win this.”
SCOTLAND 20-MAN SQUAD
Paul Jackson, Jonathan Walker (Castleford Tigers), Ben Fisher (Catalans Dragons), Craig Borthwick, Callum Cockburn, Tom Murray, Dave Vernon (Edinburgh Eagles), Josh Barlow, Sam Barlow (Halifax), Dale Ferguson, Adam Walker (Huddersfield Giants), David Scott (Hull Kingston Rovers), Liam Hood (Leeds Rhinos), Lee Paterson (Mackay Cutters), Andrew Henderson, Mitchell Stringer, Alex Szostak (Sheffield Eagles), Alex Hurst (Swinton Lions), Shae Lyon-Fraser (Wigan Warriors), Brett Carter (Workington Town).