Ryan Gauld gave another reminder to Steve Clarke last night that he should be in his Scotland plans.
The former Dundee United star produced an assist and scored a penalty in Farense’s 2-1 win against Maritimo.
Gauld has been the main man for the newly-promoted side in a solid start to their Primeira Liga campaign.
Yesterday’s contributions by the 24-year-old to the narrow victory take his goals and assists total to seven in nine matches.
Another game in Primera Liga and Ryan Gauld sets up @SCFarense_1910 opener as they take a 1-0 lead over Maritimo
Thats Gaulds 4th Assist in his 9th topflight game this season
— ScotsAbroadPod (@ScotsAbroadPod) December 7, 2020
Gauld has predominantly been playing as a number 10, where he has been Farense’s chief playmaker.
For their opener last night he threaded a lovely pass to Frenchman Bilel Aouacheria who took the ball around the keeper and made it 1-0.
Maritimo equalised but it was Gauld’s surge into the box that sparked the Farense winner – instigating a move that resulted in a second half penalty. The goalie had no chance of saving his top-corner spot-kick.
The result takes Farense out of the relegation zone.
It was a timely man of the match performance from the player sold to Sporting Lisbon by United for £3 million, coming on the night of the World Cup qualifying draw.
If Gauld continues to build on his impressive early-season form, a first full Scotland cap is a realistic aim.