Former Scotland striker Scott Booth has predicted that Hibernian attacker Marc McNulty will make his debut for the national team against Kazakhstan on Thursday.
McNulty has been in excellent form for Hibs, scoring seven goals in nine games since joining the Easter Road club in January from Reading.
Booth believes that form has more than earned McNulty a start for the national side.
“For me, this is probably a chance to play someone where the type of game – certainly in Kazakhstan anyway – is going to suit him” he told the Scotsman.
“He can also bring the confidence which comes with scoring goals into the team.”
Hibs will be hoping that the player will return to Easter Road next season. His loan deal with Hibs only lasts until the end of the season. His form for Hibs might well have attracted some suitors, so well has he played for Paul Heckingbottom’s side.
Should McNulty make his debut for Scotland, that will no doubt garner the player more attention. McNulty’s success is a bit of a shock, as his form for Reading was poor before moving to Hibs.
However, it is testament to the player that he has managed to turn his career around in less than three months. The fact that he is set to play for Scotland is yet another feather in his cap.