Date: 5th June 2015 at 3:04pm
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Mark Reynolds is hopeful that he’ll be able to fulfil a dream and win that elusive first cap for Scotland tonight.

Simply being called up again, as he was by Gordon Strachan recently, pleased him with him quoted by the Evening Express as saying it’s nice that his Aberdeen form last season was again recognised.

‘It’s good getting called into the squad. It’s a bit of recognition for your form at club level.

‘It’s nice to be involved, but it would be great to get on the park and just get that elusive first cap.’

Reynolds has plenty of competition for places in defence but the fact Blackburn Rovers captain Grant Hanley was forced to miss this squad gives him a better chance of getting his first cap when Scotland take on Qatar at Easter Road.

As good as it is to be involved in the squad, train with the national side and get a ‘front row seat’ for the games he’s admitted that he’s been a little bit frustrated that he’s not got his chance to win a maiden cap as yet since his call up last year.

‘It has been frustrating. You look at previous Scotland squads and you see guys coming in and out and people getting caps left, right and centre.

‘Nigeria last year was my first call-up and I’ve been in three or four squads since then.

‘It’s great getting a front-row seat and training with the guys, but it’s frustrating not getting the game time.’

It’s his hoped that if he’s in and around the squad for a long enough period of time he’ll ‘manage to sneak on in one of these games’ at some point but as yet he doesn’t know if his bow will come on Friday.

A debut will come soon or later for Reynolds, if I were a betting man I’d expect this to come against Qatar tonight and we’ll find out soon enough!


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