Steve Clarke would do himself a lot of favours by calling up Karamoko Dembele as soon as possible.
The youngster has played for the Scotland youth sides but has other heritage in his blood.
He has played for England, the country of his birth, too but there’s been no official stance.
Dembele is fresh from a debut for the first team and two youth finals – perhaps Clarke will want to lock him down.
Steve Clarke could call Karamoko Dembele
By naming the 16-year-old in his next squad, Clarke would show what type of team he is building.
He has the ambitious players now as by adding Dembele this will secure another promising youth.
There are fears that the winger will jump ship to England when the time is right.
World class players are few and far between with the national team, so we need all the help we can get.
To cap off Dembele’s introductory season with a cap would be as good a reason as any.
Clarke is an inspirational manager who will get a lot out of his players – Dembele would buy into that.
This may be a massive choice for the youngster to make at an early age but at least give him the choice.
Steve Clarke will try different players
The Saltcoats born gaffer is going to look at other players who haven’t had their shot yet.
He already said he won’t hunt down retired players like Allan McGregor for his squads.
Already former Celtic youth Eamonn Brophy is being linked to the next Scotland squad.
The striker played under Clarke with Kilmarnock, as did another Celtic man in Stuart Findlay who is also set for a call-up.
This shows that Dembele could be in contention in the near future.
The team is crying out for footballers and guys who can get the fans off the edge of their seats.
Dembele is going to be one of them – don’t let another Aiden McGeady or James McCarthy drift away.