Roy Keane has backed Sunderland midfielder Ross Wallace to break into the Scotland squad.
Wallace has made an impressive start to the season for The Black Cats and scored in the 2-1 victory over Reading at the weekend.
He has played for Scotland at Under 21 level but Keane believes he is now ready to be considered for the senior setup.
"Ross has done well for us and we hope he can shine in the Premier League," Keane told Sunderland's official website.
"If he's doing it for us, there's no reason why he can't squeeze into the Scotland squad.
"We're delighted with Ross and he's played in every game for us this season. He's an important part of our plans."
Word of warning
Wallace was yellow carded for removing his shirt in celebration against Reading, the third time in 13 months he has been cautioned for the same offence.
Keane has decided not to fine Wallace but has warned the former Celtic man to be more careful in future.
"It's hard to hold back when you score but you have to be careful - you can't afford to be giving away silly suspensions," he explained.
"It happened last year. He got sent off, he missed a few games and then he struggled to get back in the team.
"There's a disciplinary procedure at the club, like at any club, but you just hope the player learns himself. Eventually the penny has to drop."