George Boyd has been named in Scotland’s 28-man squad for their forthcoming World Cup Qualifiers against Wales and Serbia.
It is the first time Boyd has been included in the senior squad and the forward, who is on loan with the Tigers from Peterborough United, was delighted to receive the news.
“It was a lovely surprise to receive my first proper call-up,” said Boyd, who qualifies to play for Scotland through his grandfather.
“I’m delighted about it and hopefully I’ll go and enjoy my time up there. I played for the Scotland ‘B’ team a few years ago and I scored in that game. I enjoyed it and that was the first time I’d been away with that sort of set-up.
“I’ve been trying to make the step-up (to full international) for years and I always hoped the call would come.”
Scotland host Wales in Glasgow on Friday 22nd March before travelling to Serbia on Tuesday 26th March and manager Gordon Strachan admits he is a long-time admirer of Boyd.
“George is a player I have watched for years,” said Strachan.
“I tried to sign him at Middlesbrough and he is in good form at Hull City.”