FORMER Ayr United striker Lawrence Shankland is poised for his first full Scotland cap.
The Dundee United targetman is in the squad for Scotland's Euro 2020 qualifiers against Russia and San Marino later this month.

This is recognition of his stunnning start to the season with 13 goals in seven games for the Terrors. He netted 50 times for Ayr United in  two years.

Shankland becomes the first second-tier player to be called up since John McGinn - then at Hibernian - in 2017..

Scotland boss Steve Clarke says the former Honest Man deserves his chance.

He said: " He's a goalscorer, he's in form. I know Lawrence quite well from my time here in Scotland having watched him a few times and it's not an area that we are over-burdened with top strikers," he said.

"The best way to look at him and gauge what level he is at is to bring him into the squad. It's an opportunity to have him in the group, see how he works in the squad and hopefully he can score a few goals for us.

"He scores goals with his head, left foot, right foot. He's a natural finisher and that's something maybe we haven't had recently, so hopefully this will address that."

Scotland visit Russia on 10 October and host San Marino three days later.