With a number of players dropping from the Scotland squad, Hibs’ Ryan Porteous has been handed a senior international call.

The centre-back has been called up by Steve Clarke as the young defender continues his progression at both domestic and international level. He has made seven league appearances for Hibs this term after returning from a lengthy injury lay-off.

Porteous has received a Scotland call, to the delight of some Hibs fans.

Porteous has received a Scotland call, to the delight of some Hibs fans. (Photo by Callum Landells/Getty Images)

By all accounts he’s been pretty decent alongside Paul Hanlon in what has been a testing season for the club. They currently sit eighth after a disappointing start to the season, which has resulted in the sacking of Paul Heckingbottom.

Porteous has kept performing in the midst of this though and it has been rewarded. For years now he’s been a regular fixture at Scotland youth level, featuring 11 times for the U21s.

Now he’ll compete with fellow SPFL defenders Scott McKenna, Mikey Devlin and Declan Gallagher for a place in Steve Clarke’s Scotland XI. They take on Cyprus and Kazakhstan over the next week.

In the mix. (photo by Alan Rennie/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Speaking about the honour, Porteous told the Hibs website: “I’m delighted to have been given the call to join up with the Scotland squad. I’ve said often enough how much playing for my country means to me.

“It’s been a proud moment any time I’ve pulled on the shirt, at whatever age level. I just want to go in there, work hard, hopefully make a good impression on everyone and see where it takes me.”

It’s fair to some Hibs fans were buzzing for Porteous after his Scotland call.

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