SAINTS defender Jan Bednarek got his EURO 2024 campaign with Poland underway with a late 2-1 defeat against the Netherlands.

Poland took an unlikely lead when Adam Buksa headed in against the run of play before Cody Gakpo levelled, despite Bednarek's best efforts to block.

The Netherlands, managed by former Saints boss Ronald Koeman, had chances to score more but were wasteful until substitute Wout Weghorst put them ahead on 84 minutes.

Bednarek played a full 90 minutes at the Volksparkstadion in Hamburg. The 28 year old made one block and seven clearances.

Bednarek's defeat followed Saints teammates Che Adams and soon-to-depart Stuart Armstrong suffering a heavy loss against Germany in the opening game at EURO 2024.

Scotland were crushed 5-1 at the Allianz Arena in Munich having gone down to 10 men when Watford's Ryan Porteous was shown a red card.

That sending-off saw Adams' game ended early as he was withdrawn at the break in favour of centre-back Grant Hanley.

It was a tough evening for Adams, who has been offered a new deal by Saints but it yet to sign. He managed just 13 touches as Scotland failed to live with the hosts.

Armstrong was named among the substitutes, seeing him make a matchday squad for the first time since his injury at Cardiff City. He did not come on from the bench.

Scotland currently sit bottom of Group A. They are next in action against Switzerland, who got their tournament underway with a 3-1 win over Hungary on Wednesday, June 19.