Hibernian striker Jason Cummings insists he can be the answer to Scotland’s attacking woes after declaring that he is ready to make the step up to the full international stage.
Now regarded as too old for the Under-21 team, Cummings’ scoring exploits have made him one of the hottest properties in Scotland.
In notching his 20th of the season in last Friday’s victory at Dundee United, Cummings matched legendary Hibs marksman Joe Baker’s record of 20 or more in three straight campaigns.
Gordon Strachan has deemed that secondtier football should not impede John McGinn’s path to the squad having included Cummings’ team-mate in his squad.
“I’ve thought about the Scotland thing and I would say I’m ready for it, said Cummings, the Ladbrokes Championship player of the month. “I’ve done my time with the 21s and I got a lot of experience there. I think I’m just ready whenever.
“The strikers are very decent, I’m not complaining or disappointed that I’m not in the squad at all because I’m not expecting that. But for the future, I think I’ve definitely got a chance.”
Meanwhile, Canada have named a trio of SPFL stars in their squad to face Scotland.
Caretaker Mike Findlay, who will step aside to be replaced by new boss Octavio Zambrano following the friendly at Easter Road, has named an 18-man group, with Dundee’s Marcus Haber in line to spearhead the attack for the Canuck’s.
Falkirk duo Fraser Aird and Luca Gasparotto have also made the cut.
Squad Thomas (Bodø/Glimt),- Ledgerwood (FC Edmonton), James (Vasas Budapest), Lefèvre (Montreal Impact), Gasparotto (Falkirk), Piette (Izarra), Hoilett fdy (Cardiff City), Trafford (Sandecja Nowy Sacz), Bustos (Vancouver Whitecaps), Jackson (Walsall), Haber (Dundee), Aird (Falkirk), Fisk (FC Edmonton), CorbinOng (Frankfurt), Straith (FC Edmonton), Arfield (Burnley), Tissot (DC United), Leutwiler (Shrewsbury Town)