Kilmarnock winger Jordan Jones has tipped Killie team-mate Greg Taylor for a Scotland call up on Twitter after Steve Clarke was named as the new manager of the Scottish national team.

Clarke’s decision to leave Killie and take charge of the national team was confirmed earlier and Jones sent a message to left-back Taylor after wishing Clarke luck with Scotland.

Jones, who will join Rangers this summer has clearly been impressed with his team-mate’s form as he used emojis to suggest a call up could be heading Taylor’s way.

Taylor has been a vital figure for Clarke’s Killie side and is familiar within the national set-up after representing the under-21s a number of times.

Clarke will have two fantastic options at his disposal at left-back in Liverpool’s Andy Robertson and Celtic’s Kieran Tierney but the Celtic man’s injury problems and Robertson’s hectic schedule could see Taylor given a chance in Clarke’s first game next month.

February 2019, Dens Park, Dundee, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Dundee versus Kilmarnock; Andy Dales of Dundee goes past Greg Taylor of Kilmarnock

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With a Euro 2020 qualifier against Cyprus first up for Clarke on June 8th, there will be little respite for his players after a gruelling season, at a time when Clarke will be working with many of them for the first time.

That could see him turn to some familiar faces and open the door for players like Taylor to come into the national side as they look to get over the defeat by Kazakhstan in the opening qualifier.

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