Dundee keeper Scott Bain would like nothing better than to win another call-up for Scotland.
However, despite being in superb form between the sticks for the Dark Blues and producing another wonder save against St Johnstone on Saturday, he candidly admits he would be astonished if national manager Gordon Strachan chose him over the three goalies he already has.
Scotland face Georgia and Germany in a crunch Euro qualifier double header next month.
Bain was called up by Strachan for the games against Qatar and the Republic of Ireland in June but had to withdraw because of injury and admits it will be difficult to force his way back in past Craig Gordon, David Marshall and Allan McGregor.
He said: “You are always hopeful of getting called up for your country. But I know the three keepers Scotland have are first-class.
“They are on another level. The only way I would get in is if there was an injury and I wouldn’t wish that on anyone.
“I will just keep playing well for Dundee and hopefully be in the Scotland manager’s thoughts.”
Bain’s call-off from national duty meant that he could head off on holiday to Australia to meet his girlfriend.
He added: “I ended up going away last minute to see my girlfriend after I had to pull out of the squad.
“I’d have rather been away with Scotland luckily she doesn’t read the papers! But that’s her back now from travelling for good.”