Hibs striker Martin Boyle has admitted that the only person surprised that Marc McNulty had been named in the Scotland squad was McNulty himself – and believes it is well deserved for the on-loan striker.

McNulty was named in Alex McLeish’s squad for the Euro 2020 qualifiers with San Marino and Kazakhstan and Boyle hopes his team-mate gets to win his first cap for his country.

26th December 2018, Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Rangers versus Hibernian; Martin Boyle of Hibernian and Andy Halliday of Rangers compete for possession of the ball

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Aussie international Boyle said McNulty was “buzzing” when he found out and has earned his chance after scoring six times in eight appearances since moving to Easter Road.

“Marc has done brilliantly and I’m delighted for him,” Boyle said, as quoted by the Edinburgh Evening News.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 20: Australian forward Martin Boyle (24) dribbles the ball at the international soccer match between Australia and Lebanon on November 20, 2018, at ANZ Stadium in NSW, Australia.

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“He found out (about the call-up) yesterday when he came off the training ground and he is buzzing. He was as surprised as anyone but we all said to him ‘it’s no surprise, you are flying, mate’.

“I just hope he gets his chance over there and, in the meantime, continues to do the business for Hibs.”

McNulty has really impressed since joining Hibs in January and joins Oli McBurnie, Lewis Morgan and Johnny Russell as striking options for McLeish.

27th February 2019, McDiarmid Park, Perth, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, St Johnstone versus Hibernian; Marc McNulty of Hibernian celebrates penalty to make the score 1-1

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With the Euro qualifiers getting started with two away games, it’s a great chance for McNulty to earn a regular place in McLeish’s plans.

Playing San Marino should give the former Rangers boss a chance to try some of the less experienced players in the squad too – so McNulty might just get a chance to impress.

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