Steve Clarke has named his Scotland squad for the upcoming Euro qualifiers and Hearts defender Craig Halkett hasn’t made the cut.

The defender has been in excellent form for his new club Hearts. Despite the fact he is a centre-half, he is still the club’s joint-top scorer this term.

Hearts defender Halkett is in fine form but hasn’t made the Scotland squad. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

It hasn’t been deemed enough to warrant a Scotland call-up. His day will come, but if that isn’t good enough, what is?

Halkett can’t do much more at Hearts

He’s been very assured defensively for Craig Levein. They’ve had a pretty poor start to the season all things considered, but Halkett is one positive coming out of Tynecastle right now.

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Halkett made an impressive debut in the League Cup, netting against Cowdenbeath and turning in a terrific performance.

A real goal threat. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Since then he has performed pretty well in every game. The centre-half has also been the Jambos’ main attacking threat if stats are taken into consideration. He has scored three times and notched two assists (Transfermarkt).

Hearts have only scored eight so far this term and Halkett’s played a part in five of them. His contribution to the attack can’t be underestimated.

The experience of Grant Hanley, Charlie Mulgrew and Leeds defender Liam Cooper have been picked ahead of him. Halkett is on top of his game right now and should’ve been given his big break.

Hanley and Mulgrew will be the likely partnership (MATTHEW MIRABELLI/AFP/Getty Images)

He’ll have to wait for the time being. Halkett’s great start to the season should have been rewarded with a Scotland cap.

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