HOME favourites Duncan Scott, Ross Murdoch and Scott McLay have all been named in the Great Britain swimming team for December’s LEN European Championships at the Tollcross International Swimming Centre in Glasgow – but there is no place for Hannah Miley.

The University of Stirling trio all competed at the recent World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea, with Scott making most of the headlines. First he took bronze in the men’s 200m freestyle final, declining to share the podium with China’s Sun Yang in a show of solidarity with Australian swimmer Mack Horton’s protest about Sun’s doping allegations, then producing the second-fastest split of all time to anchor Great Britain to gold in the 4x100m medley relay. He earns his place, alongside Luke Greenbank, James Guy and James Wilby, the other three parts of the GB team from that event.

Murdoch, who fell short of a final place in the 200m breaststroke at Gwangu, is another man who will be hoping to make a splash back at the same venue where he came to prominence in 2014 when pipping Michael Jamieson to Commonwealth gold, with young McLay also hoping to continue his emergence in the sport.

While Miley hasn’t been included in the 16-strong group for the event, her main target after injury and dropping from the funding plan is Tokyo next year. The same equally applies to Britain’s biggest swimming superstar Adam Peaty, who has opted not to compete in the short course event. For those who miss out, the Scottish short course championships take place at Edinburgh’s Royal Commonwealth pool a week later. Obviously with it being the Scottish short course the week after I was hoping to be selected for European short course, and then to go from there and to the Scottish short course,” said Murdoch recently. “I want to see what it’s like compete across two weeks and to see if I can go faster through each round of my races.

“While we want to swim fast at the European short course, I would rather be swimming faster the Scottish short course just to understand my body a little bit better. Then it’s on to Olympic trials, and a couple of training camps in between now and Olympic Trials as well so from the middle of September it is pretty much all go.”

Molly Renshaw is included in the squad for Glasgow, having sealed her first major international title in the Women’s 200m breaststroke at the 2016 World Short Course Champs in Canada.

Kayla Van Der Merwe, a Winchester swimmer who has enjoyed a sensational summer, winning European Junior 100m Breaststroke gold, before adding a World Junior medal, will make her senior debut.