Bologna defender Aaron Hickey is dreaming of a senior Scotland call-up ahead of Steve Clarke revealing his squad later today for the crunch games against Moldova and Denmark – with injury to Kieran Tierney and Greg Taylor opening the door for the former Hearts youngster to join the squad.

Hickey – who is yet to make his debut for the under-21s – has become a regular part of the Bologna side and has made a string of impressive appearances in Serie A this season.

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While he’s been named in Scot Gemmill’s under-21 squad for the upcoming games with Kazakhstan Belgium, injuries to Tierney and Taylor leaves only skipper Andy Robertson as a recognised left-back in the squad.

Hickey admits he’d love the chance to represent his country, calling it “massive” and the left-back could well find himself named in the group later today as Scotland look to take a massive step towards next year’s finals in Qatar.

“Of course I’d like to play for Scotland. It’s massive to play for your country. It’s something I’d really like to do,” Hickey said [Scottish Sun].

“When I was younger I went to a few Scotland matches with my friends and sometimes with my dad.

“I was so young I can’t really remember which games I went to. But I do remember having a Scotland strip and I used to love it.

“It was just a plain one without a name, but I’d wear it to games. I can remember Hampden and the crowds too.

“I enjoyed watching the Euros games in the summer as well. I didn’t manage to get to any of them, but some of my mates came to my house to watch them.”

Tierney and Taylor both look set to miss out on today’s squad, with Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta mast week admitting he didn’t know how long Tierney faced on the sidelines after an ankle injury disrupted his season.

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