St Johnstone hope to extend Matty Kennedy’s stay at McDiarmid Park beyond the end of this season.
The 24-year-old wide manwas an unused substitute for Northern Ireland in their Euro 2020 qualifying loss in the Netherlands and friendly win away to the Czech Republic this week.
He has now returned to his club to focus on Saturday’s away Premiership game against St Mirren.
Manager Tommy Wright, who also represented the province during his goalkeeping career, was delighted to see Kennedy get the call-up.
Wright revealed that the Belfast-born player is definitely someone he wants to stick around beyond the conclusion of his current deal in May.
The Saints boss said: “Matty is someone we would like to see staying on with us.
“The club is aware of the players who are in the last year of their contracts.
“That is something we will be looking at try to get it sorted.
“He has been a good signing for us.
“He can go inside or outside so he is difficult to play against. He can also finish.
“Matty is a competitive character. He doesn’t shirk the physical side. He has to because he does take some stick on the pitch.
“It’s good to have players getting international recognition. It shows he is doing well for us.”